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File photo of Merlion Park, a popular tourist destination in Singapore. | Pixabay

All travellers to Singapore to undergo mandatory Covid test on arrival

This will take effect from 11.59 pm on 24 January as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported Covid cases.
Pedestrians walk past shophouses in front of the Sultan Mosque in the Arab Street area in Singapore on Nov. 13, 2020. | Photographer: Wei Leng Tay | Bloomberg

Why Singapore’s Covid success cannot be easily replicated

Singapore's enviable results are facilitated by a degree of stringent state control that other countries might find uncomfortable.
Representational image | Changi airport's annual festive event Changi Festive Village on 25 November 2020 | Twitter/ChangiAirport

How Singapore’s Changi Airport is reinventing itself for return of business travel amid Covid

As 2021 dawns, Singapore’s success in containing Covid is allowing it to open for business travel adapted to virus-era life.
The Orchard road in Singapore. | Pixabay

Singapore economy continues slow recovery from worst slump in its history

For the full year, the city-state’s economy shrank 5.8%, the worst showing since independence more than a half-century ago and the first annual contraction since 2001.
People waiting to enter a supermarket have their identity documents checked by staff before they can enter the premises, as a protective measure against the spread of COVID-19, in Singapore (Representational image) | Photo: Roslan Rahman | Getty Images/AFP via Bloomberg

Preliminarily tests show two people in Singapore have UK Covid strain

Cases of the new Covid-19 strain could pose a challenge to Singapore, which has been lauded for its success in quelling the pace of infections in the community.
File photo of Jaswant Singh Gill | Facebook | Republic of Singapore Navy

Jaswant Singh Gill — Singapore’s first Navy commander and son of a Punjab farmer

Jaswant Singh Gill, who emigrated from Punjab to Singapore with his uncle when he was 6 years old, died Saturday at the age of 97.
The Orchard road in Singapore. | Pixabay

Singapore’s realty ‘love affair’ to resume, no New Year gatherings in Egypt & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Migrants workers outside their dormitory rooms at Cochrane Lodge II in Singapore on 16 April | Bloomberg

Nearly half of Singapore’s migrant workers living in dorms had Covid, sero survey shows

Singapore had reported more than 54,500 infections in dormitories since the pandemic began. Another 98,289 workers were found positive through serology testing.
The Orchard road in Singapore. | Pixabay

Singapore to open for business travellers & house them in dedicated bubble facility

Singapore has decided to start a new travel lane for business and official travellers that will allow them to visit the city-state without quarantine for short-term stays.
Representational image | Pixabay

Singapore approves Pfizer Covid vaccine, expects first shots by December-end

Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong said first priority will be given to those who are at greatest risk: healthcare workers and front-line personnel, as well as the elderly and vulnerable.

On Camera

Cloth masks | Flickr

Cloth masks may look better, but they don’t work better in thwarting spread of Covid-19

Cloth masks have been shown to be effective at stopping small particles, but they are highly unlikely to provide as much protection as surgical masks.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Nearly 255 million jobs lost due to Covid globally, signs of economic recovery fragile — ILO

The International Labour Organization said global economy will end this year with the equivalent of 90 million fewer full-time jobs than before the outbreak.

Defence

File photo Dhruv helicopter

Army’s Dhruv chopper crash-lands in J&K’s Kathua, 2 pilots injured

The chopper, which was coming from Pathankot, was forced to make a crash-landing in an Army area in Kathua. Police said the two pilots have been rushed to a military base hospital.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

7 reasons why Modi govt is in retreat on farm reform laws

Farm reform could’ve been high point of Modi’s second term. But lack of patience, understanding and contempt for history have turned it into a disaster.