Flu vaccines in PH safe, DOH assures

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 10/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Friday vouched for the safety of influenza vaccines in the country are safe, as it pushes through with its national immunization program amid concerns on the safety of such…

Singapore requires travelers from PH to present negative COVID-19 test

Christia Marie Ramos 10/13/2020

MANILA, Philippines — After 11 more Filipinos tested positive for COVID-19 in Singapore, travelers coming from the Philippines will be required to present a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test before they can be allowed entry to Singapore starting…

‘I’ve been in Davao all along,’ Duterte says after rumored treatment in Singapore

Krissy Aguilar 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday quashed rumors that he flew to Singapore over the weekend for emergency treatment, saying he has been staying in Davao City “all along.” Duterte belied the “fake news” circulating…

Singapore launches first drone delivery service

04/29/2020

Singapore’s first drone delivery service has begun by taking vitamins to a ship, with its operator saying Wednesday the devices are crucial in reducing human contact during the coronavirus pandemic. The use of drones is part of the…

Singapore to propose law to enable virtual marriage solemnizations amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Straits Times / Asia News Network 04/26/2020

SINGAPORE – Couples may have their marriages solemnized virtually from next month amid the coronavirus outbreak, if a coming Bill gets passed by Parliament. Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee wrote on Facebook that a…

233 more OFWs displaced by virus crisis return home

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 04/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two hundred thirty-three overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Indonesia, Kenya and Singapore arrived in the Philippines Sunday night, bringing the total of OFWs repatriated amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to 16,911. In…

Coronavirus hits 32 Filipinos in Singapore

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 04/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines —The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has so far infected 32 Filipinos in Singapore,  with 26 of them still under medical care, the Philippine Embassy in the Southeast Asian city-state said. In an update on its…

COVID-19: NBI eyes use of Singapore’s mobile app for contact tracing

Tetch Torres-Tupas - INQUIRER.net 03/30/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday said it is coordinating with their digital forensic counterpart in Singapore about the use of mobile app TraceTogether as it looks for ways to simplify and hasten…

Singapore donates 40,000 COVID-19 test kits to PH

Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 03/29/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Singapore has donated 40,000 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test kits and two ventilators to the Philippines in a bid to support its fight against the rising number of infections.     “These additional test kits…

PH receives 3,000 COVID-19 test kits from Singapore

Neil Arwin Mercado 03/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government on Tuesday received 3,000 diagnostic test kits for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Singapore. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said that he received the test kits as well as a…

Another Filipino in Singapore tests positive for coronavirus

Christia Marie Ramos - INQUIRER.net 03/02/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Another Filipino in Singapore has tested positive for the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Singapore’s Ministry of Health said. In an update posted on its website over the weekend, the Ministry of Health said…

Singapore confirms first case of novel coronavirus

Asia News Network, The Straits Times 01/24/2020

  SINGAPORE — A Chinese had been tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Singapore, with another likely to have the virus. The 66-year-old man, a Wuhan resident, arrived in Singapore with nine traveling companions on Monday…

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