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Cities and pandemics are closely linked throughout history. A lot of lives have been claimed by disease outbreaks. Each time, these outbreaks act like some sort of a lesson that drives change in cities. For the most part, cities have gotten better in eliminating the risks of disease outbreaks, thanks to developments in health and …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is offering an automatic one-time six-month licence extension to all licensed cleaning businesses with licences expiring between 1 March 2020 and 28 February 2021 (both dates inclusive). Similarly, cleaning businesses with awards under the Enhanced Clean Mark Accreditation Scheme (EAS) will receive an automatic six-month extension on their accreditation status. …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to announce the alignment and station locations for the Cross Island Line (CRL) – Punggol Extension, which connects Pasir Ris to Punggol, providing a direct connection for commuters travelling between eastern and north-eastern Singapore. Time Savings and Greater Accessibility for Commuters in the East and North-East The 7.3-kilometre …

What started as an outbreak in China near the end of 2019 has now developed globally. Last week, for the first time since the COVID-19 epidemic started, the number of new cases outside of China was greater than inside the country. By 1 March, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China was 80,565 …

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will accelerate the building of cycling path networks and active mobility infrastructure across Singapore over the next 10 years under a new Islandwide Cycling Network (ICN) Programme. LTA’s preliminary estimate is that this will cost more than $1 billion. The programme will bring greater convenience and enhanced connectivity to active …

The UK has found itself in a panic buying frenzy in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. A very flustered health secretary Matt Hancock urged restraint and attempted to calm fears of shortages on BBC television’s Question Time after being asked about a lack of paracetamol, dry pasta and toilet paper. The UK is not …

Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat officially opened ADB’s new office in Singapore, deepening efforts to collaborate on some of the most pressing development challenges facing Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Asakawa and Mr. Heng agreed that the Singapore office will create …

A caring and gracious commuting culture, where commuters look out for one another, is key to achieving an inclusive transport system. As part of ongoing efforts to enable a caring commuting culture, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will launch a one-year pilot for a new initiative called Priority Cabins on the North East Line (NEL) …

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo is expanding its quality corridor network with the addition of Copenhagen, Osaka and Stockholm stations. This offers customers the option of using the Airline’s THRUCOOL1 network to transport pharmaceutical products to and from these cities via Singapore, with assurance of maximum attention to product integrity at each step of the journey. SIA …

Deutsche Bank’s analysis reveals that the COVID-19 outbreak will greatly inhibit the world’s economic activity. The initial projection for the Q1 2020 growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) has diminished for a considerable number of economies. Which countries are most affected? How can recovery be attained? The area of greatest damage   Being the …