Daily Archives: 2016-09-01

Philippine’s President may be accused of crimes against humanity for his sanction of extrajudicial killings

Philippines lawyer and senator Leila de Lima said the newly-elected president, Rodrigo Duterte, could be accused of crimes against humanity related to a recent sharp increase in drug-related deaths. Her comments were issued after the United States expressed its concerns over the extrajudicial killings carried out in the Philippines. The killings in Philippine is said to have been sparked off …

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Batam worried that tourism may be negatively impacted by warning of Zika virus in Singapore

BATAM: Officials in Batam said on Wednesday (31 August) that local tourism might be negatively impacted by the travel advisories issued by some countries for visiting Singapore. The Jakarta Post reported, the head of Batam Association of Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies, Andika, said most tourists visit Riau Island's destinations of Batam, Bintan, and Karimun through Singapore. The warnings may impact …

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HSA issues public alert on health products that led to four hospitalisation for serious conditions

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issues a public alert to members of the public for them not to purchase or consume three health products bought in Malaysia that were tested to contain several undeclared western medicinal ingredients, including a potent steroid and several prescription-only medicines. The three health products are listed below. Earlier in 2005, HSA had warned consumers against purchasing …

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Exercise Heartbeat to be conducted tomorrow at Esplanade from 8.30am to 11am

The Singapore Police Force has announced on its Facebook page that there will be another ‘Exercise Heartbeat’ on Friday (2 September). Tomorrow, together with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and members of the Safety and Security Watch Group, the Singapore Police Force again will conduct an emergency preparedness exercise codenamed ‘Exercise Heartbeat’ at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. …

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MOH: FAQ on Zika and Pregnancy

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Clinical Advisory Group (CAG) on Zika and Pregnancy advise all pregnant women in Singapore with symptoms of Zika (fever and rash and other symptoms such as red eyes or joint pain), as well as those (with or without symptoms) with male partners who are Zika-positive, to be tested for Zika virus infection, regardless …

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Commuters furious as CCL experience delay in train service for 4 days in a row

At around 5.30 am today (1 September) SMRT tweeted that due to intermittent signalling issue, commuters would need additional travel time on Circle Line (CCL). This time it did not mention how long it would be and it does not say whether there was any free shuttle bus available. [CCL] Due to intermittent signalling issue, pleasecater for additional travel time …

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MOH : 33 more people diagnosed with Zika virus infection

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in its press release on Wednesday, announced that another 33 people were diagnosed with Zika virus infection as of today (31 August) making the total number of cases to 115. It also identified a potential cluster of Zika virus infection at the Bedok North Avenue 3 area. Among these 33 people, a pregnant woman living in …

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First pregnant woman tested positive for Zika virus infection

Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed the first case of pregnant woman, who lived in the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive, after being tested positive for Zika virus infection today (31 August). MOH held a press conference late on Wednesday night (31 August) and stated that the pregnant woman had been living with someone who also tested positive for Zika. Her doctor …

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