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The Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and DBS Bank are rolling out an enhanced ITE-wide financial literacy programme to all 27,000 of ITE’s attending students. With ITE rolling out Home-Based Learning (HBL) given elevated Covid-19 social-distancing measures, lessons have been adapted accordingly for students. This year’s iteration expands on last year’s pilot, which involved 10,000 …

On 19 May 2020, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce announced a phased approach to resuming activities safely from 2 Jun 2020. This advisory provides guidance to religious organisations (ROs) on the phased approach for the resumption of religious activities. Phase One: Safe Re-opening During the Circuit Breaker from 7 Apr to 1 Jun 2020, all places of …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has published an advisory to assist suppliers and users in making informed decisions on various disinfection technologies and products. Effective cleaning with an appropriate disinfectant is critical for reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in residences, public spaces, and other non-healthcare settings. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be …

Online programmes to help seniors pick up using digital skills are now available, including IMDA’s new Virtual Digital Clinic. It’s been a little over a month since the start of Singapore’s circuit breaker period. As the measures begin to gradually ease up this May, we are now slowly seeing the light at the end of …

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the National University of Singapore (NUS) Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information have embarked on a partnership to jointly study how various social and behavioural factors in our population influences and is …

Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), a research intensive graduate-entry medical school, GenScript Biotech Corporation (“GenScript”), a leading global biotechnology company, and the Diagnostics Development Hub (DxD) at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), today announced an exclusive agreement to co-develop and manufacture a unique serological coronavirus (COVID-19) detection system known as the surrogate virus …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is seeking community support in our collective dengue prevention efforts, as we enter the traditional peak dengue season. 529 dengue cases were reported in the week ending 16 May 2020, higher than the 300 to 400 weekly cases that we have seen for the first four months this year. As we enter the warmer months ahead, the increased risk of higher transmission …

Nurses are heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. May 12 is International Nurses Day, which commemorates the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the first “professional nurse.” The World Health Organization also named this year the “Year of the Nurse” in honor of Nightingale’s 200th birthday. To nurses everywhere, this day and this year have great significance. Nurses, …

As much of the world gets used to social distancing, school closures and restrictions in movement in response to the coronavirus pandemic, obvious questions are being asked about how governments and companies can prepare themselves for these sorts of extreme events. One technique that has gained prominence in helping business people and officials deal with …

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opposition to wildlife markets grows among Asian countries. With the fear of the occurrence of another disease outbreak like the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, 79% of respondents from selected Asian markets expressed their approval of the closure of illegal and unregulated wildlife markets, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) survey …