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Coronavirus: Jakarta extends state of emergency by 2 weeks

JAKARTA • Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has announced a two-week extension of its state of emergency following a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases. Mr Anies Baswedan told reporters during a video conference yesterday that the state of emergency, imposed on March 20 to try to slow the spread of the virus in South-east Asia’s largest city, […]

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Coronavirus: Tokyo and Osaka brought to a virtual standstill

Japan’s megacities of Tokyo and Osaka came to a virtual standstill yesterday as millions of residents heeded their leaders’ call to stay home this weekend to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The governors of at least eight prefectures in Japan – Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Yamanashi, which comprise the Greater Tokyo metropolitan area, […]

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Coronavirus: Enterprise Singapore refutes claims that diner was fined

Enterprise Singapore has denied claims circulating on social media and text-messaging apps that one of its safe distancing ambassadors had fined a member of the public. It addressed the claims in a Facebook post on Friday. One of the claims on social media was put up by a user who said she witnessed a customer […]

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Coronavirus: Popular hangout spots in Singapore now ‘ghost towns’ amid social distancing measures, entertainment venues’ closure

Between social distancing measures and the mandatory closure of entertainment outlets, the usual crowds were nowhere to be seen yesterday. Business had all but halted at sites usually popular with both Singaporeans and tourists. In Haji Lane, local shops were largely devoid of shoppers, although a number of passers-by were taking pictures of the iconic […]

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Coronavirus: Stricter safe distancing measures thin crowds at malls

Crowds in Orchard Road were visibly thinner yesterday after stricter safe distancing measures were put in place, and the Government reminded the public to stay home and go out only for essential needs. Shoppers dutifully queued to enter shopping centres to limit numbers inside, some for nearly an hour, while maintaining a 1m distance from […]

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Tighter border restrictions as coronavirus cases in Singapore go past 800

Singapore has further tightened restrictions on the entry of foreigners, announcing yesterday that all long-term visit pass (LTVP) holders and student pass holders have to obtain approval from the authorities first, starting from 11.59pm tonight. This comes as the number of coronavirus cases here passed the 800 mark to hit 802, after the Health Ministry […]

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Coronavirus: Chronic global shortage of personal protective gear, says World Health Organisation

As the coronavirus rampages across the planet, governments and hospitals are desperate for personal protective equipment (PPE) to deal with a rising flood of ill people putting healthcare staff at risk. “The chronic global shortage of personal protective gear is now one of the most urgent threats to our collective ability to save lives,” World […]

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GOP Mayor Dumps ‘Deranged’ Donald Trump For Joe Biden

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Nearly 1,000 People Diagnosed With Coronavirus In U.S.

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New products, Mar 11, 2020: Huawei nova 7i, NZXT H1 and more

Huawei nova 7i SMARTPHONE $388, available this Saturday Huawei’s latest nova 7i (available on Lazada and Shopee) shows that you do not have to pay much for a good camera system in a smartphone. Priced at only $388, this Android 10 smartphone has a rear quad-camera system that includes a 48-megapixel (MP) wide-angle camera, an […]