Tag Archives: Singapore

How Singapore Has Kept the Coronavirus Off Campus

How Singapore Has Kept the Coronavirus Off Campus

How Singapore Has Kept the Coronavirus Off Campus How Singapore Has Kept the Coronavirus Off Campus SINGAPORE — Every day, the president of the National University of Singapore scans his online dashboard to see how crowded the cafeterias are. If the real-time map shows that one cafeteria is too packed, the president, Tan Eng Chye, has administrators send out an …

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As Singapore Ventures Back Out, Migrant Workers Are Kept In

As Singapore Ventures Back Out, Migrant Workers Are Kept In

As Singapore Ventures Back Out, Migrant Workers Are Kept In As Singapore Ventures Back Out, Migrant Workers Are Kept In On most days, there are zero new coronavirus cases among migrant workers in Singapore, who bore the brunt of the city-state’s outbreak this year. But as the government prepares for its final phase of reopening this month, those workers won’t …

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How to Pretend You’re in Singapore Tonight

How to Pretend You’re in Singapore Tonight

How to Pretend You’re in Singapore Tonight How to Pretend You’re in Singapore Tonight While your travel plans may be on hold, you can pretend you’re somewhere new for the night. Around the World at Home invites you to channel the spirit of a new place each week with recommendations on how to explore the culture, all from the comfort …

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Singapore Allows Cruises. Yes, There are Limits.

Singapore Allows Cruises. Yes, There are Limits.

Singapore Allows Cruises. Yes, There are Limits. Singapore Allows Cruises. Yes, There are Limits. ABOARD THE WORLD DREAM, IN THE STRAIT OF MALACCA — The drinks were virgin and the distancing was social when the Dream Boys strippers stormed the stage. Masks at poolside were mandatory. Hand sanitizer stations stood within easy reach of the slot machines. And in a …

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Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First

Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First

Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First Singapore Approves a Lab-Grown Meat Product, a Global First HONG KONG — First, meat came from farms and forests. Then, it came from factories. More recently, entrepreneurs have been making it from plants. Some have wondered whether there’s a more advanced approach: Could meat be grown in a laboratory, from existing …

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In Singapore, an Orderly Election and a (Somewhat) Surprising Result

In Singapore, an Orderly Election and a (Somewhat) Surprising Result

In Singapore, an Orderly Election and a (Somewhat) Surprising Result In Singapore, an Orderly Election and a (Somewhat) Surprising Result Face-masked citizens lined up to vote in Singapore on Friday, with plenty of space separating them from each other. Their temperatures had been checked. Before receiving their ballots, they spritzed their hands with sanitizer, and many put on disposable gloves. …

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Singapore Calls for Elections Despite Covid Pandemic

Singapore Calls for Elections Despite Covid Pandemic

Singapore Calls for Elections Despite Covid Pandemic Singapore Calls for Elections Despite Covid Pandemic BANGKOK — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore announced on Tuesday that the city-state would hold the first elections in Southeast Asia since the coronavirus pandemic began. The elections are scheduled for July 10, and Parliament was dissolved on Tuesday to begin the electoral process. …

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Singapore Seemed to Have Coronavirus Under Control, Until Cases Doubled

Singapore Seemed to Have Coronavirus Under Control, Until Cases Doubled

Singapore did almost everything right. After recording its first coronavirus case on Jan. 23, the prosperous city-state meticulously traced the close contacts of every infected patient, while keeping a sense of normalcy on its streets. Borders were shut to populations likely to carry the contagion, although businesses stayed open. Ample testing and treatment were free for residents. But over the …

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Lesson From Singapore: Why We May Need to Think Bigger

Lesson From Singapore: Why We May Need to Think Bigger

He argues that even if there are plenty of false negatives, if we committed to isolating everyone with a positive test, we could keep the vast majority of Americans out and about in normal life. All told, that would mean 150 million tests a week. Critics will argue that’s impossible. We cannot even seem to manage a million a day. …

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