Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people, mostly local tourists, from the central city of Danang after three residents tested positive for Covid-19 on the weekend, the government said on Monday. The evacuation will take Vietnam at least four days with domestic airlines operating approximately 100 flights daily from Danang to 11 Vietnamese cities, the government said in a statement. The Southeast Asian country was back on high alert after the Vietnam government on Saturday confirmed its first community infections since April. And another three cases on Sunday, all in the tourism hot spot of Danang. Meanwhile, North Korea declared its first suspected coronavirus case on Sunday, becoming one of the last countries to do so as the number of people infected worldwide passed 16 million. The isolated, impoverished state had until now insisted it had not detected a single Covid-19 case — even as the pandemic swept the planet, overwhelming health systems and trashing the global economy. ... » Learn More about Vietnam Evacuates 80,000 People from Danang after Covid-19 Outbreak
Beaches are crowded in Mumbai, the capital of India's worst-hit state as the country struggles with a new wave of infections. NEW DELHI: India's worst-hit state ramped up its coronavirus restrictions as nationwide the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday. The country is only the second -- after the United States -- to record so many new cases in one day. Hopes at the start of the year that the outbreak may be subsiding in the vast nation of 1.3 billion people have been dashed in recent weeks with a fresh wave that has pushed the national total to 12.5 million infections and 165,000 deaths. In Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, nearly 60,000 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. Struggling to rein in the outbreak, the state's authorities on Sunday tightened the evening curfew to allow only people involved in essential services out of their homes from 8:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The region of 110 million people will also see weekend lockdowns, with ... » Learn More about India tightens screws as Covid-19 infections hit new record
As work stress can exact a toll on workers and employers, sufferers should not be ashamed to ask for help, says IMH psychologist In 2012, work stress coupled with inadequate sleep caused a lawyer in private practice to have debilitating migraines every other day. Mr Wong Yi not only suffered intense pain, but his vision was also affected, rendering him unable to read off his computer screen or review documents. He told The New Paper recently: "I went to see a doctor. But when medication did not stop the pain, I had no choice but to take medical leave." During this period, Mr Wong was working 11-hour days and sleeping only four to five hours. He became increasingly exhausted, demoralised and disillusioned. When he realised that he was experiencing burnout, he took steps to help himself and left private practice to become an in-house lawyer in August 2014. The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies burnout as an "occupational phenomenon", not a medical condition. ... » Learn More about Seeking help for burnout is ‘not weak’
SINGAPORE - The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and Sport Singapore (SportSG) announced in a joint statement on Wednesday (April 7) that they have launched a tender for the state property at 102 Ulu Pandan Road. The property will be used to meet sports and recreational needs of residents in the area, as well as the public. This is the first collaborative effort by the two agencies for a joint tender to convert state property for sports use. With a land area of 44,643 sq m, the site was originally part of the former Ulu Pandan camp. It was last tenanted to Garden City Management for hostel use from February 2017 to November 2020. In the statement, it was announced that SLA has parcelled the site into two facilities - one for hostel use and another for sports use, with dedicated road access for each. While the sport facility site is now open for tender, SLA will launch the site for hostel use later this year. This joint tender also serves as a pilot to assess the response and ... » Learn More about SLA and SportSG launch joint tender for Ulu Pandan Road site for sports use
SINGAPORE: It started with regular insults about Beth (not her real name) and her family back in the Philippines. Soon afterwards, her employer became more controlling and allegedly took away Beth’s passport, phones and ATM card, telling her to keep only some of her clothes for daily use. The rest were packed away to a storage facility. After the employer raised her palm threateningly a few times, the physical abuse began for real. Over several months from February 2019, she allegedly hit Beth on the head, on the wrist, on the back with a bottle of cleaning solution and on the side of her head with an empty bottle. Beth, now 36, said she was often alone with her employer as the other family members were out for long hours. “I was scared to talk with her,” said the domestic worker. “Maybe if you ask why (she took away my phones), she might get angry. She was always in (a bad) temper.” Her employer threatened to send her back and get her blacklisted if she told anyone ... » Learn More about ‘I want you to suffer with me’: What drives people to torture, enslave someone at home?