Neyla Zannia

MOH issues advisory on pregnant women regarding Zika cases

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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Countries issuing travel warnings on Singapore due to Zika-virus

United Kingdom (UK), Taiwan, Australia, United States (US), and South Korea have issued travel warnings, especially for pregnant women or women who are planning to be pregnant, to not take a trip to Singapore. Just yesterday, the government reported 82 confirmed cases of the locally transmitted infected cases, and it had warned that some cases will be unlikely uncovered these …

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Bangladeshi workers plead guilty for financing terrorism

2 Bangladeshi workers, Mamun Leakot Ali, 30 and Zzaman Daulat, 34, who were earlier detained under Internal Security Act (ISA) had pleaded guilty for financing terrorism on Tuesday (30 August). Mamun and Zzaman were among eight Bangladeshi nationals arrested between late March and early April 2016. The two came to Singapore to work under work permits. Six of the eight detained …

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Commuters outraged as train services on Circle Line disrupted for the third day in a row

On its Twitter page this morning (Wednesday), SMRT tweeted that commuters need 3-5 minutes additional travelling time due to intermittent signalling issue. Due to intermittent signalling issues, expect an additional 3-5 minutes of travelling time — SMRT Corporation (@SMRT_Singapore) August 30, 2016 Hours later it tweeted that 10 minutes additional travelling time is needed. [CCL]: Due to intermittent signalling issues, …

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GIC buy 7.7% stake in Vietnam’s biggest bank, estimated value of S$543 million

Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC buys 7.7% stake in Vietcombank, which full name is Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, Vietnam’s biggest bank As Vietnam looks to liberalise its bloated state sector and streamline regulations, it made the deal to increase openness to external investments. The Memorandum of agreement (MoU) to buy 305.8 million new shares of Vietcombank, the …

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