Analysis: Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening

Analysis: Vaccinated Singapore shows zero-COVID countries cost of reopening

Passengers from Amsterdam arrive at Changi Airport under Singapore’s expanded Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) quarantine-free travel scheme, as the city-state opens its borders to more countries amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Singapore October 20, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File PhotoRecord surge in deaths and infection points to risksDeath toll of 280 driven by Delta variant, … Read more

Singapore extends COVID-19 curbs for a month as cases spike

Singapore extends COVID-19 curbs for a month as cases spike

The seating area at a food centre is cordoned off to restrict dining-in as part of the latest measures to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Caroline ChiaSINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Singapore will extend its social curbs to contain the spread of COVID-19 for around a month in order … Read more

CDC travel advisories: Singapore placed at Level 4, “highest risk” for Covid

CDC travel advisories: Singapore placed at Level 4, "highest risk" for Covid

(CNN) — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added one new location to its list of “very high” risk travel destinations this week.The ultramodern city-state of Singapore has moved up from Level 3, or “high” risk for Covid-19, to Level 4, the agency’s highest risk category.This news comes on the heels of … Read more

Crypto at a crossroads: What’s next for Singapore?, Banking News & Top Stories

Crypto at a crossroads: What's next for Singapore?, Banking News & Top Stories

Crypto at the crossroads as S’pore okays firms offering digital payment token services The cryptocurrency revolution has been gathering pace of late and looks set to shift into a new gear in Singapore after three firms were given the green light to provide digital payment token services. Jargon aside, it means it will soon be … Read more

Singapore beats Canada, HK in the global crypto awareness race

Singapore beats Canada, HK in the global crypto awareness race

Singapore is the 10th most crypto aware country, ahead of Hong Kong, according to a new study. (PHOTO: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)SINGAPORE — As the price of Bitcoin soars and cryptocurrency becomes more embedded into our way of life, some countries are adjusting to this new future better than others – and Singapore … Read more

Singapore sends more than 120,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Singapore sends more than 120,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Last month, Thailand said it was seeking to borrow 150,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Bhutan amid a supply shortage in the country.  On Monday, Thailand reported 10,288 new COVID-19 infections and 101 more deaths.  Thai authorities on Monday also announced that it was preparing to downscale its COVID-19 quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated international tourists and … Read more

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

Singapore primary schools to shift online as COVID-19 cases rise

A man receives his vaccination at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center in Singapore March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar SuSept 18 (Reuters) – Singapore’s primary schools will shift to home-based learning for 10 days ahead of a key national examination, the education ministry said on Saturday, as the country reported 935 new COVID-19 cases the previous … Read more