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Full home-based learning to start on May 19 to give schools time to prepare: Chan ...

Straits Times 16 May 2021
SINGAPORE - Full home-based learning for schools will only start on Wednesday (May 19) as most schools will need a day or two to prepare, Education Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Sunday ... But he noted that Covid-19 may become endemic and Singapore must be prepared to live with the virus.
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Voices of Youth: No room for racism here

Straits Times 16 May 2021
When I first came to Singapore, I thought this was a society where people from different races were united and lived together in harmony ... People are Singapore's only resource, and if racism festers ...
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‘COVID zero’ havens find reopening harder than taming virus

Taipei Times 16 May 2021
After a brutal 18 months that claimed 3.3 million lives worldwide, nations such as Taiwan, China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have suffered fewer deaths during the entire pandemic than many countries, even highly vaccinated ones, continue to log in a matter of days.
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Changi to segregate arrivals from high-risk areas

Straits Times 15 May 2021
The cluster has since grown to become Singapore's largest active cluster, with 68 cases so far ... Meanwhile, The Singapore International Festival of Arts, which opened on Friday, is cancelling five live productions as well as today's performances of the play, The Commission - one of the festival highlights.
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Singapore imposes fresh lockdown to check Covid-19 surge

La Prensa Latina 15 May 2021
Singapore authorities imposed the lockdown measures after months of almost normal living conditions except for the nearly 300,000 migrant workers, a community which has accounted for 90 percent of the total infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
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New green initiative set up to enhance sustainability efforts in PAP town councils

Straits Times 15 May 2021
SINGAPORE - Plans to roll out more green initiatives like food composting in housing estates are in the works as part of efforts to build more sustainable living environments for residents ... good opportunity to get residents to participate in transforming their living environment.
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'Covid Zero' havens find reopening harder than taming the virus

Stars and Stripes 15 May 2021
After a brutal 18 months that claimed 3.3 million lives worldwide, nations like China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have suffered fewer deaths during the entire pandemic than many countries, even highly vaccinated ones, continue to log in a matter of days ... Singapore found ...
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PAP-run towns to boost green efforts

Straits Times 15 May 2021
... sustainable living environments for residents ... Adding to this point, Sembawang GRC MP Poh Li San said that this initiative builds on the current sustainability momentum in Singapore and is a good opportunity to get residents to participate in transforming their living environment.
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Help is just a call away: When men in khaki turn angels for Sr citizens

The Times of India 15 May 2021
In another similar incident, the Bharat Nagar police station received information on April 20 around 3pm that Usha Rani, a 71-year-old woman who had tested positive for Covid and lived alone, needed to be admitted to a hospital ... “She was admitted to the hospital and her son who lives in Singapore was also informed,” said a senior police officer.
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Students, job seekers take part in virtual biopharma showcase held to attract locals to manufacturing

Straits Times 14 May 2021
SINGAPORE - Close to 1,800 students and job seekers got a closer look at the fast-growing biopharma industry on Friday (May 14), as part of efforts to attract more Singaporeans to the sector ... The biomedical cluster is key to Singapore's Manufacturing 2030 plan, which seeks to grow the manufacturing sector by 50 per cent in the next decade.
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Goh Keng Swee Foundation donates $1.85m to needy students on his 11th death anniversary

Straits Times 14 May 2021
SINGAPORE - To commemorate the 11th anniversary of former deputy prime minister Goh Keng Swee's passing on Friday (May 14), the foundation set up under his name donated a total of $1.85m to financially disadvantaged students from Singapore's four communities and needy medical students at the National University of Singapore (NUS).
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Biopharma showcase held to attract more S'poreans to sector

Straits Times 14 May 2021
The likes of multinational giants GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Asia Manufacturing and Novartis Singapore Pharmaceutical Manufacturing were among the firms from the Biopharmaceutical Manufacturers' Advisory Council (BMAC) that, along with industrial landlord JTC Corporation, organised the virtual Biopharma Industry Day.
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ST News Night: Spike in local Covid-19 cases in S'pore

Straits Times 14 May 2021
SINGAPORE - Get the latest news and updates on The Straits Times' News Night ... live at 9pm on ST's Facebook, YouTube and Twitter channels.
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‘Covid Zero’ havens prolong strict measures as world opens up

Business Day 14 May 2021
After a brutal 18 months that claimed 3.3-million lives worldwide, nations such as China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have suffered fewer deaths during the entire pandemic than many countries, even highly vaccinated ones, continue to log in a matter of days.
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‘Covid Zero’ havens find reopening harder than taming coronavirus

Hindustan Times 14 May 2021
After a brutal 18 months that claimed 3.3 million lives worldwide, nations like China, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have suffered fewer deaths during the entire pandemic than many countries, even highly vaccinated ones, continue to log in a matter of days ... Singapore found ...
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