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Daily Dose: We are back!

Miss your daily dose of snippets from Singapore?

We needed a break after an energy-sapping 8 months of non-stop reporting. After a short hiatus, we are recharge. With Covid19 becoming a 'norm' in Singapore, daily news will be more diverse going forward. 

1) 42 new Covid19 cases

  • 28 Dorms ( 16 Quarantine, 12 Surveillance)
  • 4 Community (1 PR, 1 Work Pass 2 Work Permit)
  • 10 Imported Cases (2 SC, 5 PR, 2 Work Pass 1 ST Visitor)

The numbers in dorms remains a split between quarantine and surveillance. The continued detected in surveillance cases would dash any hope of dorms reverting to zero cases in the near future. On the contrary, more quarantine is expected due to this.

For community cases, 3 were picked up in surveillance and 1 is already quarantine. 

For imported cases, India remains the country with the most cases. It is not surprising given that India now has the highest daily rate. However, with the latter fact in mind, entry should be more stringent for visitors from the country to control the spread. The number of imported cases from India had grown to hundreds in the past few weeks since Borders are open. 

Travellers from India to Singapore who are not SC or PR will have to take a coronavirus test within 72 hours before departing from Singapore from Sep 17.

A valid negative test result has to be provided before allowed to Singapore.

Source: MOH

2) Driver Flees from Police, sparking high-speed chase before crashing into tree at Canberra Street

A high-speed chase in Singapore. Is Hollywood in town?

The driver had been driving against the flow of traffic during the chase. a male passenger got out of the car and fled on foot, and the male driver was arrested for dangerous driving, driving without a valid driving license and suspected drug-related offences.

Source: CNA

3) Singaporeans turn to stock market amid Covid19

Some make a 'killing' during this period , picking up stocks at a discount. These once in a bluemoon correction is usually the best time to pick up stocks ( eg 9-11, Sars, Bank Crisis) 

Source: CNA

4) New Mall in Changi still empty 9 months after it was build

Location, Location location?

The new mall, Liv@ Changi is across the road from Prison Link Centre. Not the the best location for a mall...

Source CNA

5) Skyscraper resale flat prices in Singapore hit new highs despite Covid19 crisis.

Things are looking up.

Looks like the sky is the limit for HDBs with a view

Source: ST

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