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 Westgate has resumed operations on 6 June 2021, following a mandated two-week closure during which the mall has completed the deep cleaning and disinfection procedures required by the authorities. The health of shoppers, tenants and staff remains the mall’s top priority. As part of its reopening plans, Westgate has ramped up its cleaning protocols and …

UOB announced that it is the first bank in Singapore to pilot the use of Government Technology Agency’s (GovTech) Sign with Singpass1 to confirm transactions or product applications using a customer’s digital signature. UOB’s latest innovation comes off the back of research that shows COVID-19 has accelerated the move to online services, with more than …

  CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), is the first hospitality company in the world to offer its guests global access to a comprehensive suite of telehealth, telecounselling and travel security advisory services. In a global partnership with leading health and security services company International SOS, Ascott will provide these complimentary …

Out with the old, and in with the new! Go digital with teh help of IMDA’s Environmental Services Industry Digital Plan. When we toss our trash in the bins, we don’t usually think about where it goes next. Likewise, during major local events like the annual F1 race in pre-pandemic times, the clean-up in the …

Microsoft has helped over 200,000 Singaporeans acquire digital skills as job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy. Photos: Microsoft #GetReadySG is part of Microsoft’s efforts to help young and mid-career professionals in Singapore develop in-demand skills for a post-COVID world. The world has been changed permanently by the COVID-19 pandemic, and one of …

Grab today announced a holistic support programme comprising various new and enhanced initiatives to provide stronger support for driver-partners in sustaining a livelihood on the Grab platform. During the height of the pandemic last year, ridership plummeted drastically, and has yet to return to pre-pandemic levels[1]. With the introduction of Phase 2 Heightened Alert (P2HA), …

About 1,000 enterprises and 75,000 employees can take advantage of the Marine & Offshore Engineering Industry Digital Plan (IDP) to overcome current industry challenges through digitalisation. Digitalisation would allow M&OE enterprises to mitigate some of the impact brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Jointly developed by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority …

An easy-to-use breath test that can accurately detect COVID-19 within a minute has received provisional authorisation from Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA). Developed by Breathonix Pte Ltd, a spin-off company from the National University of Singapore (NUS), the BreFence™ Go COVID-19 Breath Test System is the first breath analysis system to secure provisional authorisation in …

Changi Airport Group (CAG), working closely with the authorities, today announced significant measures that it is implementing in the airport’s terminals to ensure that airport workers, passengers and visitors are well protected from the risks of Covid-19 transmission even as the airport remains open for flight operations to keep Singapore connected to the world. While …

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There is a false statement circulating online by multiple media outlets and social media platforms, which implies that a new, previously unknown variant of COVID-19 originated in Singapore and/or risks spreading to India from Singapore. Facts This is false. There is no new “Singapore” variant of COVID 19. Neither is there evidence of any COVID-19 …