Storm in a Teacup?



 Daily Dose: A storm in a teacup?

Some establishments never learn... or perhaps they learn too fast. Another incident of a restaurant serving beer in teacups surfaces. Add that to the numerous restaurants deliberately flouting the 5 per table ruling, this is more than just a storm in a teacup.

Blatant acts deserve more punishment than just mere fines. Additionally, patrons who are caught in the act should not be let off as well. While we had been achieving zero community cases for consecutive days, it does not mean that Covid19 disappeared.  



1) 34 new Covid19 cases

  • 28 Dorms ( 13 Quarantine, 15 Surveillance)
  • 6 imported (2 PR, 1 Work Pass, 1 Work Permit,2 Dependant Pass)
  • 0 community cases


The dorms cases continue. The number of surveillance cases continues to be a concern. Despite the efforts at clearing the dorms,  theses figures pointed to a prolonged battle with Covid19 at dorms.

Community case is at zero for the 2nd consecutive day. Let's see if we can make it 3 days in a row

6 imported cases are from India. From tomorrow onwards travellers from India who are not SC or PR would have to pass a Covid19 test pre-flight.  We had been advocating this for high-risk countries and am glad this has been implemented. The numbers from imported cases should be reduced in the next 2 weeks or so.

Source: MOH

2) Ikea Tampines, Plaza Singapura and Vivocity visited by Covid19 community cases while infectious

Several shopping centres have been added to the list of public places visited by COVID-19 community cases during their infectious period, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday (Sep 15). 

  • Ikea Tampines on Sept 1 between 12.10pm and 2.30pm
  • Golden Village cinema Hall 4 at VivoCity on Sept 1 between 6.55pm and 11.15pm
  • Pizza Hut outlet at Hougang Mall on Sept 1 between 7.20pm and 9.10pm
  • Ambush restaurant at Junction 8 mall in Bishan on Sept 3 between 1pm and 2.45pm
  • Tim Ho Wan at Plaza Singapura mall on Sept 3 between 7pm and 8.30pm
  • Secret Recipe restaurant at Plaza Singapura mall on Sept 3 between 8.40pm and 9.25pm
  • IMM mall on Sept 4 between 11.40am and 12.45pm
  • UOB at Hougang MRT branch on Sept 4 between 1pm and 1.35pm
  • Golden Village cinema Hall 5 at Tiong Bahru Plaza on Sept 4 between 8.50pm and 1.10am
  • Han’s restaurant at Waterway Point in Punggol on Sept 5 between 12.45pm and 1.55pm
  • Lau Pa Sat on Sept 5 between 6.10pm and 8.35pm
  • Saizeriya restaurant at Hougang Mall on Sept 6 between 12.10pm and 1.20pm
  • Ya Kun Family Cafe at Nex mall on Sept 7 between 10.20am, and 11am
  • Nando’s restaurant at Plaza Singapura on Sept 7 between 2.30pm and 3.20pm
  • The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf outlet at VivoCity on Sept 8 between 12.20pm and 1.10pm
  • Jean Yip Hair & Hair Spa at VivoCity on Sept 8 between 1.55pm and 3pm
  • Nailz Gallery at HarbourFront Centre on Sept 8 between 3.20pm and 4.25pm
  • Daiso outlet at VivoCity on Sept 8 between 5.20pm and 6pm
  • FairPrice Xtra supermarket at VivoCity on Sept 8 between 6.10pm and 6.40pm
  • Burger King restaurant at Changi Airport Terminal 1 on Sept 9 between 12.45pm and 1.45pm


Source: CNA


3) You can now check if you have any possible contact with infectious Covid19 cases with Singpass App

Find out how you can check in faster with the app too

Source: The Wacky Duo

4) Data Leak from Razer may have exposed 100,000 gamers information

The personal information of an estimated 100,000 customers of gaming hardware maker Razer was leaked online for three weeks, potentially exposing them to scams, though the firm said on Tuesday (Sept 15) that no credit card numbers or passwords were involved.

No mention if RazerPay customers are affected.

Source: Today


5) 23 F& B outlets found to have breached safe management measures on Sep 12 and 13

Alcohol in Teapot again!

Such breaches should be punished with more than just fines.

On Orchard Road, an F&B business was found to have served alcoholic drinks from metal teapots after 11pm to 13 patrons. Investigations revealed that the teapots contained beer, and the bottles of beer sold by the restaurant were concealed at the bottom of a fridge that stored drinks.

Source: Today


6) Cabbies, private hires to get additional 112 m in aid.

While this is not a bad thing, given that malls are now back to almost the norm and queues are aplenty for taxi and phv, the funds might be better used on those that are jobless.

Source: ST


7) LTA set a minimum age of 30 for new private hire licenses

They must also be Singaporean.

This makes sense as older drivers have more experience on the road.  There are currently 1/3 drivers under 30 years old. This is also in line with the eligibility requirements for Taxi Driver Vocational Licence.

Existing PDVL drivers not affected.y sense to explore other employment options given their age. Older folks who find difficulty in getting employed might take the PDVL route.

Existing PDVL drivers not affected.

Source: Today


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