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Covid-19 notes

Updated: May 15

This is the page, where we add on notes about Covid-19


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Post as of 19 April 2020: With #Covid19 #Coronavirus, there are quite many links to read up on and view, and from the media we know.


These include as follows, and we will keep updating.

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.womensweekly.com.sg/topics/covid-19-stay-healthy-guide/

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/easy-affordable-and-healthy-eating-tips-during-coronavirus-disease-covid-19-outbreak

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19

https://www.unicef.org/parenting/coronavirus-covid-19-guide-parents

https://www.healthhub.sg/programmes/170/StayWell

Your local institutions and Gov websites.

https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19


More articles:

https://time.com/5804130/covid-19-social-distancing-wellness/


https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/16/834424572/how-to-stay-healthy-when-your-child-spouse-or-roommate-has-covid-19


https://sg.asiatatler.com/society/how-to-avoid-covid-19-tips-to-stay-sanitised


https://thehoneycombers.com/singapore/how-to-stay-calm-ease-anxiety-coronavirus-pandemic/


https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/13/jay-shetty-how-to-be-calm-happy-during-covid-19-pandemic.html


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-health-

tips-working-from-home-stretching-stress-anxiety/


Early Signs:

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/singapore/13-early-signs-youve-caught-coronavirus/ss-BB12FKVy?li=BBr8Cnr&ocid=spartanntp&parent-title=covid-19-only-one-person-from-each-spore-household-should-go-out-when-necessary&parent-ns=ar&parent-content-id=BB12XVqG&fullscreen=true#image=1


Map that tracks the spread of the outbreak:

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/world/coronavirus-map-tracks-spread-of-outbreak-around-the-world/ar-BB114IAy?ocid=spartandhp


As of 5 May 2020, these links that might interest you, otherwise, we will update via

www.twitter.com/globegal


Small Businesses : https://www.uschamber.com/co/

17 June 2020 (webinar session - replay Re-engaging your Customers (reopening)): https://www.uschamber.com/co/events/co-blueprint-re-engaging-your-customers

2 July 2020 (webinar session - replay Planning Through Uncertainty):

https://www.uschamber.com/co/events/co-blueprint-planning-through-uncertainty

Hotels : https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/lessons-from-hospitals-to-the-hospitality-sector-covid-19/

Opinion piece on Vaccine : https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/04/opinions/when-can-a-covid-19-vaccine-really-be-ready-sepkowitz/index.html

Travel restrictions and advisories updates: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

Masks, what to look for in the masks: https://www.msn.com/en-sg/health/wellness/the-surprising-secret-feature-hidden-in-your-face-mask/ar-BB13LS5A?ocid=spartandhphttps://www.msn.com/en-sg/health/wellness/the-surprising-secret-feature-hidden-in-your-face-mask/ar-BB13LS5A?ocid=spartandhp

Keeping Healthy while at Home: https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/2070/12-ways-to-spruce-up-your-health-at-home?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=native-display&utm_campaign=swtss&utm_content=genpop


Phase 2 Reopening

Singapore (scroll and you will see image in the news link):

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/covid-19-phase-2-of-reopening-to-start-from-jun-19-social-12835758


Updates as of 1 August 2020

T cells

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-immunity-hinges-on-t-cells-antibodies-2020-7

Latest HK pets to test positive for COVID-19 –

http://a.msn.com/01/en-sg/BB17BsAJ?ocid=se2

Quick Snips: Dr John Ng: Reinventing Your Business In A Post-Covid World

Quick Snips on a recent webinar attended: this was what was shared by Dr #JohnNg : What is the New Normal?

https://youtu.be/z0hsjp2lIfw

Children and Masks related to Covid-19:

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-children-and-masks-related-to-covid-19#:~:text=Children%20aged%205%20years%20and,mask%20with%20minimal%20assistance.


Updates as of 26 Sept 2020

Lessons:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/lessons-from-one-million?utm_source=STSmartphone&utm_medium=share&utm_term=2020-09-26+15%3A58%3A08


Updates as at 2 November 2020

https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-SG&gl=SG&ceid=SG%3Aen

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/europe-s-covid-19-cases-double-in-5-weeks-total-infections-13434668


https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-who/who-chief-says-he-is-identified-as-contact-of-covid-19-positive-person-idUKKBN27H1UT


https://www.who.int/campaigns/connecting-the-world-to-combat-coronavirus/healthyathome/healthyathome---mental-health


50 ways to stay sane:

https://www.bluezones.com/2020/03/50-ways-to-stay-sane-during-this-crisis/


Covid-19 tips tools remote work

https://www.smartmeetings.com/tips-tools/125269/covid-19-tips-tools-remote-work


https://www.pwc.com/us/en/services/governance-insights-center/library/covid-19-returning-workplace-boards.html


SnipsQuickly on #CIPS Switzerland Branch webinar ‘Zooming to Better Online Events

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ut8cuDmZNM


Markus Anecdotes: Working from Home

https://www.engageformoments.com/post/working-from-home


Updates 22 Dec 2020

Joe Biden gets Covid-19 vaccine

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/21/politics/bidens-coronavirus-vaccination/index.html


https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN28V174?__twitter_impression=true


https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/22/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/index.html


Updates 2 Jan 2021

Phase 3 SG

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/phase-3-reopening-some-sporeans-cheer-long-awaited-get-togethers-bigger-groups-allowed


Vaccination

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/astrazeneca-expects-to-supply-two-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine-every-week-in%3famp


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/new-york-city-aims-to-vaccinate-1-million-against-covid-19-by-end-of-january-13873422


Updates 19 Jan 2021

Vaccines

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/08/politics/biden-100-million-vaccines-100-days/index.html


https://apnews.com/article/united-nations-coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-geneva-5670593f4f3fd55113a9dea64b4bdc9d


Updates 28 Jan 2021

Covid-19 variant

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/british-covid-19-variant-in-70-countries-south-africa-one-in-31-says-who


Updates 19 March 2021

Vaccine side-effects

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/pdfs/321466-A_FS_What_Expect_COVID-19_Vax_Final_12.13.20.pdf


https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/covid-19-vaccines-safety-side-effects-and-coincidence-2021020821906


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/side-effects-for-moderna-vaccine-similar-to-pfizers-0


Updates as of 16 April 2021

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/vaccinating-children-under-the-age-of-16-what-are-the-safety-concerns-and-how-necessary-is

Brazil's COVID-19 response cost thousands of lives, says humanitarian group - CNA (channelnewsasia.com)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/brazil-s-covid-19-response-cost-thousands-of-lives--says-humanitarian-group-14630004

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/booster-shots-may-be-needed-within-a-year-after-covid-19-14629492 India shifts from mass COVID-19 vaccine exporter to importer - CNA (channelnewsasia.com)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/india-shortage-mass-covid-19-vaccine-exporter-importer-14631902

Updates as of 5 May 2021

https://apnews.com/article/how-long-covid-19-vaccine-protection-last-49340b077e271a750ad804128dbb5f53


https://www.healthline.com/health-news/how-long-does-immunity-from-covid-19-vaccination-last#Protection-lasts-for-at-least-6-months,-likely-longer


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/covid-19-vaccine-how-long-does-protection-last-14672498


https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2021/05/03/what-are-covid-19-vaccine-side-effects-and-how-long-do-they-last/


Updates as of 16 May 2021

Singapore - Restrictions and what is allowed

https://twitter.com/MothershipSG/status/1393756508391759872?s=08


Updates as of 27 May 2021

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/returning-citizens-prs-be-required-test-negative-covid-19-departure-singapore-moh?cid=telegram_tg-single_social-free_26012019_today

2 Concord Primary pupils, Grace Assembly of God pastor added to Jem and Westgate Covid-19 cluster, Health News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/two-concord-primary-school-pupils-one-pastor-from-grace-assembly-church-added-to


Updates as of 29 May 2021

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/covid-19-coronavirus-airborne-and-how-likely-are-you-catch-it-when-indoors-or-outdoors?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Updates as of 1 June 2021

WHO switches to Greek alphabet for coronavirus variant names

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/who-switches-to-greek-alphabet-for-coronavirus-variant-names


Updates 7 June 2021

What's in a name? How WHO arrived at new name for Covid-19 variant B16172

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/greek-alphabet-for-covid-19-variants-whats-in-a-name


Updates 10 June 2021

S'pore to ease Covid-19 curbs and reopen in 2 phases from June 14: Everything you need to know

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/spore-to-ease-covid-19-curbs-and-reopen-in-2-phases-from-june-14-everything-you-need-to


https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/5-persons-social-gatherings-june-14-dining-resumes-june-21-if-situation-under-control


Updates 18 June 2021

https://twitter.com/MothershipSG/status/1405787601349398531?s=19


Updates 24 June 2021

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-preparing-road-map-for-living-with-covid-19


Updates 2 July 2021

Thailand prepares for Phuket reopening

https://amp.france24.com/en/live-news/20210630-thailand-prepares-for-phuket-reopening-despite-covid-surge-1?__twitter_impression=true


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-06-30/phuket-holidays-for-those-vaccinated-against-coronavirus/100249156


https://str.sg/3oXa


Updates 7 Jul 2021

https://twitter.com/MothershipSG/status/1412701239003926529?s=08


Updates 16 Jul 2021

https://twitter.com/MothershipSG/status/1415971889831309314?s=19


https://twitter.com/MothershipSG/status/1415975899887931400?s=19


https://twitter.com/TODAYonline/status/1416009332156628997?s=19


https://twitter.com/MothershipSG/status/1415985425689104388?s=19


Updates 20 July 2021

https://mothership.sg/2021/07/social-gatherings-capped-at-2-jul-22/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/phase-2-heightened-alert-dining-in-gathering-group-size-covid-19-15254140


https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/covid-19-event-sizes-be-cut-wedding-receptions-can-still-have-100-people-pre-event-testing


https://twitter.com/TODAYonline/status/1417388240999358473?s=08


https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/going-back-to-phase-2-heightened-alert


Update as of 6 Aug 2021

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/spore-to-allow-dining-in-from-aug-10-group-size-cap-eased-to-5-for-those-fully


https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/covid-19-fully-vaccinated-individuals-can-gather-groups-5-dine-fb-outlets-aug-10


Updates as of 16 Aug 2021

Singapore - Hospital visits to resume; visitors need to be fully vaccinated or show negative COVID-19 test result: MOH

https://twitter.com/ChannelNewsAsia/status/1427212677303083012?s=19


Weforum.org - COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 16 August

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/08/covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-16-august-2021/


Hong Kong - https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/health-environment/article/3145153/coronavirus-hong-kong-health-expert-calls-moving


Updates as of 6 September 2021

Covid-19 cases linked to staff at bus interchange clusters rise to 416

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/covid-19-cases-linked-to-bus-interchange-clusters-rise-to-416-cgh-cluster-grows-to-36-with


COVID-19 live updates: 345 children hospitalized with COVID-19 in Texas over weekend

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/live-updates/coronavirus-delta-variant-latest-news/?id=79720727


Philippines lifts COVID-19 lockdown in capital as virus surges - CNA (channelnewsasia.com)

Philippines lifts COVID-19 lockdown in capital as virus surges - CNA (channelnewsasia.com)


Updates as of 20 September 2021

917 new Covid-19 cases in S'pore on Sep. 20, 2021 https://mothership.sg/2021/09/covid-19-september-20-2021/


Biden to push global plan to battle Covid-19 as national gaps widen

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/biden-to-push-global-plan-to-battle-covid-19-as-national-gaps-widen


Updates as of 24 September 2021

Covid-19 Dining-in Group Size Limit

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/covid-19-dining-group-size-two-social-gatherings-reduced-moh-2199456


Updates as of 9 October 2021

Those unvaccinated against Covid-19 can no longer eat at hawker centres, enter malls, from Oct 13

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/those-unvaccinated-against-covid-19-will-no-longer-be-allowed-to-dine-in-enter?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_keyword=dlvr.it


Singaporeans flock to SIA service centre at Ion after news of easing of Covid-19 travel curbs

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/singaporeans-throng-sia-service-centre-at-ion-after-news-of-easing-of-covid-19


Updates as of 11 Oct 2021

Merck seeks FDA authorization for Covid treatment pill

http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAPnvlX?ocid=st


Updates as of 20 Oct 2021

Singapore's Covid-19 measures to be extended till Nov 21, to be reviewed at 2-week mark https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/singapores-covid-19-measures-to-be-extended-till-nov-21-to-be-reviewed-at-2-week


When will Langkawi – and Malaysia – reopen international borders for foreign tourists? https://www.lifestyleasia.com/kl/travel/destinations/when-will-langkawi-and-malaysia-reopen-international-borders-for-foreign-tourists/


The Big Story: First passengers on expanded VTL scheme arrive in S'pore https://str.sg/3csk


British Airways begins London-Singapore vaccinated travel lane flights https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/vaccinated-travel-lane-british-airways-uk-quarantine-free-flights-covid-19-2256611


US set to vaccinate kids aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19 from next month: White House https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/us-covid19-vaccine-young-children-age-5-11-2257276


Updates as of 25 October 2021

Summary of Covid-19 updates in Singapore on 23 October 2021

(20) Tweets liked by SV and Co (@globegal) / Twitter


Update to Singapore's Border Measures

"Kicking in on Oct. 26, 2021 at 11:59pm"

Tweets liked by SV and Co (@globegal) / Twitter


Bloomberg forum in Nov: Delegates can dine in groups of 5 at certain venues in Singapore http://a.msn.com/01/en-sg/AAPUIcI?ocid=st


What is the ‘Delta plus’ variant of the coronavirus?

https://www.dawn.com/news/1653412


COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 25 October https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/10/covid-19-coronavirus-pandemic-news-25-october-2021/


U.S. to outline Nov. 8 international travel reopening, vaccination rules https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-outline-nov-8-international-travel-reopening-vaccination-rules-2021-10-25/


U.S. to invest $70 mln to boost access to COVID-19 tests https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-invest-70-mln-boost-access-covid-19-tests-2021-10-25/


Updates as of 9 November 2021

S'pore eases Covid-19 rules from Nov 10: What you need to know, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times


Singapore-Malaysia border reopening: vaccinated travel lane for quarantine-free entry agreed (msn.com)


US can start giving children aged 5 to 11 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: CDC - CNA (channelnewsasia.com)


Indonesia authorises Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6-11 | Reuters


Updates as of 20 November 2021

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/dining-social-gatherings-fully-vaccinated-restaurants-hawker-centres-covid-2327241



Updates as of 30 November 2021


On #SundayTODAY:

@gabegutierrez

has the latest on the newly identified omicron variant as travel restrictions go into effect around the world.

https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1464944012322816004?t=_XBqYD6GarNS3ZlGjzRq_w&s=08


Taking our mandatory PCR test during South Korea vacation: Where to go & what to do (msn.com)


Singapore, Malaysia reopen land border amid worries over the Omicron variant

https://www.msn.com/en-sg/travel/news/singapore-malaysia-reopen-land-border-amid-worries-over-the-omicron-variant/ar-AARetMP?ocid=msedgntp


Update on Omicron

https://www.who.int/news/item/28-11-2021-update-on-omicron


As Omicron variant cases spread, countries rush to impose travel bans

https://edition.cnn.com/world/live-news/covid-variant-omicron-11-29-21/index.html


Updates as of 27 Dec 2021


China

China begins city-wide disinfection of Xi'an to fight outbreak

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-begins-city-wide-disinfection-of-xian-to-fight-outbreak?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_keyword=dlvr.it


Singapore

Work Place in Singapore

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/from-jan-15-unvaccinated-workers-will-not-be-allowed-to-return-to-the-workplace-even-with-negative-pre-event-test


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/jobs/about-52000-employees-remain-unvaccinated-against-covid-19-in-singapore


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/covid-19-vaccination-to-be-mandatory-for-approval-of-new-pr-work-student-and-long-term-visit-passes-from-feb-1


50% of staff can return to workplace, stricter rules for the unvaccinated: S'pore's new Covid-19 rules

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/what-you-need-to-know-50-can-return-to-office-from-jan-1-vaccination-differentiated

(14 Dec 2021)


Vaccination Drive for Children in Singapore https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/covid-19-vaccination-drive-kicks-children-aged-9-11-1779341

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pupils-in-primary-4-to-6-start-getting-covid-19-jabs-at-seven-centres-from-today


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/covid-19-vaccine-bookings-for-children-in-spore-aged-5-to-11-to-start-on-dec-22-jabs-from-dec-27


Omicron

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/spore-must-expect-new-wave-of-covid-19-cases-in-coming-days-due-to-omicron-lawrence-wong


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/covid-19-omicron-variant-cluster-singapore-vinyl-bar-river-valley-moh-2401166


Travellers from 10 African countries can now enter, transit through Singapore

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/travellers-from-10-african-countries-can-now-enter-transit-through-singapore?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social-organic&utm_keyword=dlvr.it


https://twitter.com/straits_times/status/1475314630880751617?t=ME4C_G9CS0zYh9uoitFPog&s=19


USA

Christmas Eve Flights Canceled and Times Square Celebration Scaled Back Amid Omicron

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/12/23/world/omicron-covid-vaccine-tests


Dr. Fauci said the nation’s low vaccination rate — only 62 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated — would likely dilute the benefits of Omicron’s reduced virulence.

https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1475198509020241924?t=Pve8AA-EzlMpxjrrPdypHQ&s=08


Updates as of 13 Feb 2022


First batch of Pfizer's Paxlovid pill for Covid-19 treatment arrives in S'pore

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/first-batch-of-pfizers-paxlovid-pill-for-covid-19-treatment-arrives-in-spore


China


China approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 pill Paxlovid for emergency use

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3166794/china-approves-pfizers-covid-19-pill-paxlovid-emergency-use


Winter Olympics

Beijing’s ambitious Olympic COVID bubble: So far, so good

https://apnews.com/article/winter-olympics-covid-pandemic-bubble-effectiveness-acb24560ea13174b94590c428dac29d9


CBS Evening News

https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/1491154930303971330?t=-W_p9-d4sYZ5oI7-8dIBng&s=19


Olympians in tears...

https://nypost.com/2022/02/07/olympians-complain-about-food-isolation-rooms-at-winter-games/?utm_source=url_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons


USA

US Study : Covid-19 Booster effectiveness

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/02/11/covid-booster-effectiveness-wanes-after-4-months-but-still-provides-protection-study-shows.html


Updates as of 19 March 2022


Italy


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/italy-announce-plan-scrap-covid-19-restrictions-2571486


Japan


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/japan-covid19-curbs-lifted-infections-fall-2567641


USA


https://www.cnbc.com/2022/03/18/heres-how-covid-19-transitions-from-a-pandemic-to-endemic.html


New Zealand


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/new-zealand-border-reopening-covid-19-visa-waiver-singapore-2567271


Singapore


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/moderna-pfizer-covid-19-booster-ncid-2570696


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/consumer/venues-adjust-to-streamlining-of-covid-19-measures-but-some-remain-cautious


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/covid-19-antiviral-pill-will-be-rolled-out-at-selected-polyclinics-and-phpcs-in-phases-moh


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/streamlined-covid-19-measures-start-moh-2562896


Updates as of 24 March 2022


Maximum size for social gatherings in Singapore to be doubled to 10 next Tuesday. Details: https://cna.asia/3D4wtxo

https://twitter.com/ChannelNewsAsia/status/1506831456769028097/photo/1


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/singapore-reopen-borders-all-fully-vaccinated-travellers-apr-1-existing-vtls-will-be-retired-2582986


Updates as of 13 April 2022


An NYU professor living in Shanghai says his family has turned into 'hunter-gatherers' and bartered food to survive the city's COVID-19 lockdown

http://a.msn.com/01/en-sg/AAWalld?ocid=se


Shanghai warns COVID-19 lockdown violators will be punished as daily cases hit 25,000

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/shanghai-covid-19-lockdown-violations-punished-daily-cases-25000-2623216


South Korea to expand roll-out of second COVID-19 booster shot to people over 60

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/asia/south-korea-expand-roll-out-second-covid-19-booster-shot-people-over-60-2622861


Hong Kong schools to reopen with daily Covid-19 testing for students

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/hong-kong-schools-to-reopen-with-daily-covid-19-testing-for-students


Updates as of 23 April 2022


Easing of Covid-19 measures will bring Singapore almost all the way to how things were before: PM Lee https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/easing-of-covid-19-measures-will-bring-singapore-almost-all-the-way-to-how-things-were-before-pm-lee


10 things to know about eased COVID-19 rules as Singapore hits 'major milestone'

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/covid-19-safe-distancing-singapore-eases-rules-group-size-tracetogether-2641406


Updates as of 15 May 2022


World leaders urged to make firm commitments at Second Global COVID-19 Summit by ACT-Accelerator agency lead

https://www.who.int/news/item/10-05-2022-leaders-urged-to-make-firm-commitments-for-second-global-covid-19-summit-by-act-accelerator-agency-leads


Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other firms in Covid-19 lockdown transition https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/shanghai-to-start-gradually-reopening-malls-other-firms-in-covid-19-lockdown-transition


Dropping zero-Covid-19 policy in China without safeguards risks 1.5 million lives: Study

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/dropping-zero-covid-19-policy-in-china-without-safeguards-risks-15-million-lives-study


Australia

The latest COVID-19 case numbers from around the states and territories - https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-15/covid-19-case-numbers-states-territories-may-15-2022/101067972

Singapore

TraceTogether no longer required in most settings from April 26

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/tracetogether-no-longer-required-in-most-settings-from-april-26


Singapore announces major easing of Covid-19 rules from April 26: What you need to know

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-announces-major-easing-of-covid-19-rules-from-april-26-what-you-need-to-know

Appointment bookings to receive Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine open: MOH

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/nuvaxovid-covid-19-vaccine-moh-booking-appointments-joint-testing-vaccination-centre-2683191 The new normal: How can Singapore move beyond Covid-19? https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/moving-beyond-covid-19-how-can-singapore-find-a-new-way-forward-in-a-more-challenging-landscape Last 2 paediatric Covid-19 vaccination centres in Singapore to close on June 30 https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/last-2-paediatric-covid-19-vaccination-centres-in-singapore-to-close-end-of-june


First three community cases in Singapore found with Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/singapore-detects-first-three-local-cases-of-new-omicron-sub-variants


Malaysia

Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 2,500 with 2,373 new cases detected https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/15/covid-19-daily-cases-dip-below-2500-with-2373-new-cases-detected#.YoCc7-gGEDA.whatsapp























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