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We are barely four months into 2020 but life before COVID-19 seems like it was years ago. As the epicentre of the disease shifts from Asia to Europe and the U.S., the human cost is growing. Governments around the world have been forced to adopt extreme measures such as locking down entire nations and enforcing strict limits on the movement of people. Yet the situation …

A NUS-SMU collaborative effort with industry for mapping people concentrations on campus showcases Singapore’s diverse assets in combating COVID-19 COVID-19 has spread far and wide because it is highly contagious and also because it can start spreading before symptoms appear. Confirmation regarding this type of spread has emerged over the last days but a group …

Agriculture and the environment are often viewed to be on different sides of a coin. Supporting agriculture is viewed as an environmental stressor since it can contribute to the degradation of land. Agriculture cannot be taken away from society since it provides people with food supply. While it can serve as a detriment to nature, …

In view of stricter measures implemented to contain further spread of COVID-19, Grab Singapore announced a series of additional initiatives to better support driver-partners, businesses and customers who continue to use the platform during this period. “We stand with fellow Singaporeans in this fight against COVID-19. Despite our efforts to help our community during these …

Gov.sg launched two new media platforms – Gov.sg Telegram and Twitter. These platforms will complement its Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms and offer more options for the public to get information on COVID-19. New digital channels for COVID-19 updates The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) uses Gov.sg social media and online channels to push …

All 6 Autonomous Universities (AUs) will freeze tuition fee increases for the Academic Year 2020 (AY2020), for Singapore Citizens1 enrolled in government-subsidised undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As key national institutions with a public mission, the AUs are committed to ensuring the affordability of higher education for Singaporeans, especially during challenging times. Their move is in line …

The increasing border entry restrictions in many countries to contain the global spread of Covid-19 has resulted in the unprecedented collapse in demand for air travel and impact on the global economy. In view of the massive flight cuts by airline customers and the increasingly difficult business environment, SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC) is stepping …

Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) and Keppel REIT Management Limited (Keppel REIT Management), as Manager of Keppel REIT, have rolled out a series of measures in support of their tenants during the COVID-19 outbreak. Keppel Land and Keppel REIT are committed to pass on the full property tax rebate announced in the Singapore Government’s Resilience …

Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) philanthropic arm, Changi Foundation, has donated 650 litres of a self-disinfecting coating to all 16 town councils in Singapore. This coating, named sdst, has been applied on frequently-touched surfaces in Changi Airport. It has now been used on about 1.5 million lift buttons in Singapore’s 26,000 HDB lifts. Eco-friendly and safe, …

Frasers Property Retail and Frasers Centrepoint Trust are providing additional rental rebates amounting to S$45 million for tenants to help ease the business impact of COVID-19. This comes as an extension of the Tenant Support Package announced on 26 February 2020. In addition to rental rebates, tenants will receive the full property tax rebates announced …