Singapore Government makes advance purchase of Sotrovimab to treat COVID-19

Government makes advance purchase of Sotrovimab from GSK & Vir Bio

The Singapore Government has entered into an Advanced Purchased Agreement with GlaxoSmithKline Singapore and Vir Biotechnology for a supply of sotrovimab. The agreement was announced by GlaxoSmithKline Singapore and Vir Biotechnology in a statement on 30 June 2021. Sotrovimab is an investigational single-dose monoclonal antibody used for the treatment of patients with COVID-19 who do […]

Living with COVID-19 endemic: roadmap to a new normal

COVID-19 will likely be endemic

COVID-19 is likely to be endemic. This means it is here to stay – like influenza – and we will have to live with it, co-chairs of the Multi-ministry Taskforce said in an op-ed published by the Straits Times. Each year, many people fall sick from influenza. Most recover with little or no medications. But […]

Government accepts higher wages proposed for Cleaners by Tripartite Cluster

Government accepts higher wages proposed for Cleaners by Tripartite Cluster

Cleaners can look forward to higher wages over six years from 2023, after proposals by the Tripartite Cluster for Cleaners (TCC) were accepted by the Government on Monday (Jun 7). Over the years, the base pay of cleaners has risen gradually under the PWM. It now stands at S$1,236. Come July, it will rise to […]

Tan Tock Seng Hospital resumes admissions from 18 May

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Tan Tock Seng Hospital said in a press release that it will resume admissions from 18 May. The hospital cluster emerged after the detection of the first case on April 27 when a nurse who works in Ward 9D was diagnosed with COVID-19. Since then, the hospital has taken tough, but necessary measures to contain […]

No reason to be defensive of our trade unionism and tripartism: PM Lee

trade unionism and tripartism

Our model of trade unionism and tripartism has been criticised, especially in the West. But we have no reason to be defensive because the verdict of history is clear, PM Lee said in his 2021 May Day Message. “Tripartism and cooperation have been far more effective in securing workers’ welfare and livelihoods than militancy and […]