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Singapore tightens local and overseas measures in response to increase in community cases - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore tightens local and overseas measures in response to increase in community cases

Singapore will tighten border and community measures from May 1, in response to the rise in community cases.
Lawrence Wong to become new Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat to remain DPM, in Cabinet reshuffle - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Singapore economy

Lawrence Wong to become new Minister for Finance, Heng Swee Keat to remain DPM, in Cabinet reshuffle

The reshuffle will see changes in seven key ministries including the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Singapore bars travellers from UK amid infection spike, BioNTech claims new vaccines for new variants possible within six weeks - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore bars travellers from UK amid infection spike, BioNTech claims new vaccines for new variants possible within six weeks

According to Wong, this new strain has not been detected in Singapore yet.

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250,000 foreign workers to be cleared of Covid-19 by end July

Testing is now done at a rate of 10,000 daily.

Singapore economy

Singapore expects practically the entire economy to reopen by June, says Lawrence Wong

Singapore is on track to lift more restrictions on companies and residents by the end of June, and expects practically the entire economy to reopen in that phase, according to Minister for National Development, Lawrence Wong.

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New Covid-19 cases hits 623, taking Singapore's tally past 5,000 mark, but Minister Lawrence Wong warns of a 'long fight' ahead

Singapore’s daily average number of cases has dipped from 40 to 32 since the circuit-breaker begun on April 7. Even so, National Development Minister Lawrence Wong says the city state should prepare for a “long fight”.

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“The only way to stop it is if you were to isolate and shut ourselves out from the world. But I don’t think that’s a tenable situation” – Minister Lawrence Wong, co-chair of the Multi-Ministry Taskforce on Covid-19, on the risk of new spikes in the number

Singapore's next cabinet reshuffle sets stage for future leaders

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 66, has said he will reshuffle his cabinet soon and is widely expected to do so before Parliament reconvenes on May 7. The impending changes will increase the focus on a group of younger minist

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Lawrence Wong to attend ‘highest profile’ One Belt One Road forum in Beijing

SINGAPORE (April 20): China will be hosting a top-level meeting focusing on its One Belt One Road initiative next month in Beijing.

Renting out a room just got harder with Planning Act Amendment

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): Leasing your apartment or room out on a short-term basis through homestay networking services such as Airbnb may very soon be ruled as illegal under Singapore law.
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