Published: May 11, 2021
SINGAPORE - BioNTech, the vaccine maker that has partnered with Pfizer on its Covid-19 shot, will be designating Singapore as its regional headquarters for South-east Asia, and will set up an mRNA manufacturing facility here.
Published: May 08, 2021
SINGAPORE - Singapore has stopped accepting new entry applications for work pass holders from higher-risk countries or regions due to Covid-19 with immediate effect, except for workers needed for key strategic projects and infrastructural works.
Published: May 07, 2021
SINGAPORE - There has been no uptick in heart attacks or strokes among vaccinated people, and no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines used here can directly cause them, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Thursday (May 6).
Published: May 02, 2021
All travellers to Singapore from May 2, 11.59pm (Singapore time), who have a history of travel to Thailand 14 days prior to arrival in Singapore, will now be required to serve their 14-day Stay-Home Notice (SHN) at dedicated SHN facilities.
Published: April 30, 2021
SINGAPORE - The local PayNow system that lets individuals transfer money using just a mobile number is now linked to Thailands PromptPay version, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Bank of Thailand (BOT) said in a joint statement on Thursday (April 29).
Published: April 30, 2021
NEW DELHI - India, which until a few weeks ago was a global supplier of vaccines and medicines, is now depending on help pouring in from over 40 countries, rich and poor, in a sign of how Covid-19 can quickly change fortunes.
Published: April 27, 2021
A quarantine-free air travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is finally slated to get off the ground with a start date of May 26, following setbacks that led to the plan initially being shelved last November.
Published: April 25, 2021
Dozens of COVID patients have died due to the shortage of medical oxygen with the latest incident being reported from the Jaipur Golden Hospital in Delhi where 25 people died on Friday night due to a shortage of medical oxygen.
Published: April 24, 2021
SINGAPORE - More than 200,000 seafarers worldwide are either still stranded on ships or waiting to board them as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said on Friday (April 23).
Published: April 23, 2021
SINGAPORE - Covid-19 safeguards for migrant workers will be tightened from Friday (April 23), after a new cluster of cases was detected at the Westlite Woodlands dormitory earlier this week.