SINGAPORE - Cinemas in Singapore will further limit seat capacities to comply with the new Covid-19 measures announced this week. A check by The Straits Times with cinema operators found that they will limit seating to a maximum of 100 per hall. This allows for screenings to be run without the need for pre-event testing, which kicks in at screenings with more than 100 attendees, up to a maximum of 250 attendees. A spokesman for Golden Village Multiplex said under existing social distancing rules, in force since last year, halls are already running at 50 per cent capacity. "With the latest announcement, our overall seating capacity will drop even further," she said on Wednesday (May 5). The new regulatory period runs from May 8 to 30, during which the much-anticipated blockbuster action thriller Fast And Furious 9 will be released, on May 26. The movie, the latest instalment in the car-chase franchise, is expected to be a box-office smash over a period which has been mostly ... » Learn More about Cinemas tighten capacity to comply with Covid-19 rules; no delay to release of blockbuster Fast And Furious 9
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SINGAPORE: This Saturday, May 8, was supposed to be an auspicious date for Mr Dittaya Mhosomboon. It would have been the first day of business at his new gym along Hong Kong Street. He had set aside slots for clients to attend training sessions and to view the new facilities, with classes lined up from 8am to 4pm. Instead, the 31-year-old will now remember it for different reasons, after it was announced that indoor gyms and fitness studios will have to close from May 8 to 30 as Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures amid a rise in community cases. “It was definitely unexpected … It happened to be so unlucky that it was on the first day, the launch,” said Mr Mhosomboon. “The initial first thing that I could think of was: ‘What am I going to do?’” READ: Cap of 5 people for social gatherings, household visits to return as Singapore tightens COVID-19 measures In announcing the new measures on Tuesday, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said: "Based on overseas and local experience, ... » Learn More about Gym and fitness studio owners disappointed at mandated closures as they find ways to adapt
(Reuters) -Facebook Inc's independent oversight board, which on Wednesday upheld the company's ban on former U.S. President Donald Trump, currently consists of 20 members. Here is a list of the board members: CO-CHAIRS CATALINA BOTERO-MARINO Botero-Marino is a Colombian attorney who was the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States from 2008 to 2014. She is now Dean of the Universidad de los Andes Faculty of Law. JAMAL GREENE Greene is a Columbia Law professor whose scholarship focuses on constitutional rights adjudication and the structure of legal and constitutional argument. He was a law clerk for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. MICHAEL MCCONNELL McConnell, now a constitutional law professor at Stanford Law, was a U.S. federal circuit judge. Appointed by Republican President George W. Bush, he was viewed as a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee. He is an ... » Learn More about Factbox-Who are the first members of Facebook’s oversight board?