Omicron likely to be more widespread than just South Africa, says Ho Ching

Omicron likely to be more widespread than just South Africa, says Ho Ching

The new variant of concern (VOC) named Omicron is likely to be more widespread than just South Africa, said Ms Ho Ching in a Facebook post. One Belgian case, for instance, visited Egypt and Turkey, and was not anywhere near southern Africa. This suggests more widespread transmission than just in southern Africa. The Omicron, said […]

Helping Singaporeans facing retrenchment during Covid

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When Covid-19 first hit, most of us probably never saw it coming, nor expected it to be a long drawn battle. It was commonly compared to SARS, and some of us thought the worst would be over in 8 months. Many faced retrenchments and financial difficulties during the pandemic. Nevertheless, out of this situation, we […]

Netizens react to Singapore’s vaccination measures in the workplace

Singapore’s vaccination drive has been really successful thus far, about 96% of our workforce is vaccinated. Over the weekend, it was announced that vaccinated employees will be allowed to return to their workplaces from 2022. Unvaccinated employees will not be allowed to return to their workplaces unless they take regular PET tests and test negative […]

Do differentiated measures between vaxxed and unvaxxed make sense?

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Recently the Ministerial Task Force (MTF) announced that those who are unvaccinated will no longer be allowed to dine-in, even at hawker centres or coffeeshops. In addition, they will not be allowed to enter shopping malls and attractions. As at 10 Oct, 83% of the population in Singapore is fully vaccinated. This leaves a remaining […]

What it means for Singapore to go into an endemic phase

About two months ago, we started hearing the term, “endemic phase”, a lot. But what exactly does that mean regarding Covid-19 and the way we live our lives? The definition of “endemic”, as we can see, is that a disease is regularly found among particular people. That means that it becomes a common disease, much […]

NTUC FairPrice’s role during Covid-19 in serving the community

I don’t think you can be a Singaporean without knowing what NTUC FairPrice is. But how many of us actually understand the story and mission behind this supermarket chain? FairPrice commonly criticised for being expensive Every time a new announcement is made pertaining to FairPrice, even if it’s good news like giving the Pioneer Generation […]

Employees with positive Covid-19 ART tests are entitled to paid sick leave

As Covid-19 cases increase islandwide and more of us are called to self-test and ensure our own safety, what should we do if we have a positive Covid-19 ART test? Notify your employer, DO NOT go to work Firstly, DO NOT go to work. Notify your employer of the positive test result. MOM has recently […]

Handicapped delivery worker inspires others with his independence

On 2 Sept, an FB user Imair shared a heartwarming story about a handicapped delivery worker. The handicapped delivery worker, Zahi, braved the rain and delivered items via public transport from Woodlands to Tampines! When Imair saw Zahi at his doorstep, he thought Zahi was a salesperson and was surprised to learn that he was […]

Living with COVID: Singapore has to find own way forward, says Lawrence Wong

Living with COVID: Singapore has to find own way forward, says Lawrence Wong

Singapore is not like the US, UK or Europe.  Neither are we like China and New Zealand. Singapore will have to find our own way forward based on our own circumstances, Finance Minister Lawrence Wong said. Speaking to students at NTU Students’ Union Ministerial Forum on “Emerging Stronger“, Mr Wong said there are different views […]