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The 2019-Coronavirus, or COVID-19 has impacted the global economy – as well as our local economy – in a big way. Sectors such as tourism and transport have been directly affected. And since China is an indispensable part of the global economy, other sectors, such as manufacturing, retail and F&B can expect to be impacted too. Here …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is not only producing innovations that improve human lives, it is also creating new jobs. A shift in demand and priorities are creating a space for new kinds of problem solvers, in other words, new jobs. These new jobs, consequently, require new skill sets. What are these new priorities? What are …

In line with the additional precautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will implement a mandatory 14-day stay-home notice (SHN) with effect from 18 February 2020, 23:59 hours. SHN applies to all work pass holders entering or returning to Singapore with travel history to mainland China (outside Hubei1) within …

Starting on February 17, close to 27,000 individuals insured by Income’s Personal Accident (PA) plans with infectious disease cover, and over 500,000 employees of organisations insured by its Group Employee Benefits policies, will automatically enjoy additional COVID-19 cover at no additional premium. To further support lower-income households in Singapore, Income is also extending COVID-19 benefits …

Emerging infectious disease has much to do with how and where we live. The ongoing coronavirus is an example of the close relationships between urban development and new or re-emerging infectious diseases. Like the SARS pandemic of 2003, the connections between accelerated urbanization, more far-reaching and faster means of transportation, and less distance between urban …

Keppel Corporation Limited, through its philanthropic arm Keppel Care Foundation, will donate S$300,000 to The Courage Fund to support communities in Singapore affected by the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The Courage Fund was established in 2003 to support victims of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and healthcare workers. As announced by the Singapore Government earlier this …

The World Health Organisation said this week it may be 18 months before a vaccine against the coronavirus is publicly available. Let’s explore why, even with global efforts, it might take this long. China shared publicly the full RNA sequence of the virus – now known as SARS-CoV-2 rather than COVID-19, which refers to the …

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, stories of courage and strength have captured our collective attention as the disease spreads. We have also seen large-scale efforts in China to combat coronavirus, including the construction of new hospitals and facilities in provincial areas as well as the massive quarantine of millions …

False allegations and rumours about the coronavirus outbreak have been running riot on social media and in some mainstream media. Misinformation is rampant and conspiracy theories have added to the confusion. Examples include reports that the virus can kill a person in seconds, that Ghana has developed a successful vaccine and that HIV drugs have …

United Overseas Bank (UOB) announced that it has allocated S$3 billion to provide companies, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in Singapore with relief assistance to tide over the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on their business. In the face of the likely economic fallout and its impact on industries and businesses, UOB sees …