More than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos in Seoul, South Korea have been shut down after 17 new Covid-19 cases emerged and are all linked to one 29-year-old man. He visited five clubs in Seoul's Itaewon district on Saturday, May 3, before testing positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday. The man did not wear a mask inside the venues, according to the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. The closures come after 18 fresh infections were confirmed in the 24 hours to midnight on Friday -- all except one case was linked to the man. Thousands at risk Initial visitors lists reveal that there were more than 1,500 customers combined in three of those premises on Saturday. Health authorities then warned of a further spike in infections, with around 7,200 people estimated to have visited the five establishments. Subsequently, it was confirmed that there were another 16 cases in the city, taking the total linked to clubbers to 40. They included 27 in Seoul, ... » Learn More about South Korea man linked to 17 new Covid-19 cases, resulted in 2,000 bars shutting in Seoul
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The United Kingdom (UK) has reported a new daily total of 22,885 Covid-19 cases and 367 deaths, according to Sky News . This is the highest number of deaths in a daily figure recorded since May 27, when 422 deaths were reported. There have now been a total of 917,575 cases and 45,365 deaths in the UK. Rising cases According to The Guardian , figures reported on a Tuesday tend to be higher due to the delay in reporting deaths over the weekend. Back in September, the government's chief medical and scientific advisers warned that the UK could see 50,000 daily cases of Covid-19 by October and 200 deaths a day in November. According to a comment highlighted by The Telegraph : "It’s true that a lot more testing is being done today than when the pandemic first hit, so you would expect to find more cases of it than back then. But also rising fast is the case positivity rate -- that is the number of positive tests as a proportion of the total -- ... » Learn More about UK records 22,885 new Covid-19 cases & 367 deaths, highest daily fatality count since May 2020
Stay in the know with a recap of our top stories today. 1. Got your Covid-19 vaccine? Score free fries with any Shake Shack burger purchase from July 1 to 15 If you've gotten your Covid-19 vaccine and are a fan of fast food, Shake Shack has got just the deal for you... » READ MORE 2. Durian 'mountain' in Bedok: $2 durians draw long queues outside Sheng Siong PHOTO: Facebook/Sheng Siong Supermarket If you happen to spot long queues around parts of Singapore during this time, it usually means one thing…. the peak durian season is back again... » READ MORE 3. Sharon Au reluctant to leave 'little cocoon' after stay-home notice cut short PHOTO: Instagram/Sharon Au With only a few more days left to her 21-day stay-home notice (SHN), Sharon Au was comfortably ensconced in her hotel room and had yet to feel sick of the isolation... » READ MORE 4. Free oximeter for each household in Singapore as Covid-19 variants emerge PHOTO: ... » Learn More about Daily roundup: Got your Covid-19 vaccine? Score free fries with any Shake Shack burger purchase – and other top stories today
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg The workforce in Singapore is the unhappiest one among five countries polled, a recent survey found. The survey, conducted by Employer Hero, a human resource software company, looked into the stress levels of employers and employees, as well as whether mental health support is deemed sufficient in the workplace. How the survey was conducted The survey was conducted in the first half of 2021 in the following five countries: Singapore (conducted in May 2021) United Kingdom Australia New Zealand Malaysia A total of 5,715 respondents were surveyed online using Dynata panels. Out of which, 1,014 respondents, a mix of employees and employers, were from Singapore. A Workplace Happiness score was derived for each country using Employer Hero's internal survey methodology that's similar to the Net Promoter Score, the company said. Employees were asked to rate their ... » Learn More about S’pore workforce unhappiest among 5 countries, including M’sia & UK, this Covid-19 pandemic
The whole-day event at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City highlighted many agencies' achievements in the past 3 years in 3 “key pillars:” peace and order, infrastructure development, and poverty alleviation – marking the first half of the Duterte administration. (READ: Halfway through: Duterte's midterm in charts ) That same day, an infographic circulated on social media that put together a bunch of numbers touted as the “Duterte Legacy.” The Philippine News Agency (PNA) uploaded the infographic in an article published on January 21 and credited PCOO as its source. The infographic was also spread on Facebook by several accounts, particularly pro-administration blogger Mocha Uson, who is also now the deputy executive director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). Uson’s post had been shared over 8,200 times on Facebook as of writing, and had over 44,000 reactions and 1,900 comments. Readers sent the link to her post ... » Learn More about Making sense of the ‘Duterte Legacy’ infographic
At the press conference on April 5, the multi-ministry taskforce (MTF) reports 120 more new cases in Singapore, bringing the total number to 1,309. This is the first time Singapore reports a three-digit surge in new cases. Surge in cases at workers' dormitories despite enhanced measures Of these, a significant number came from foreign worker dormitories, despite enhanced measures being implemented at all dormitories since the start of Covid-19 outbreak. Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo related some of these measures which include closing all non-essential common facilities, stopping intermingling between blocks as well as having staggered meal hours and recreation time. Despite these measures, 22 more new cases have been reported from S11 Dormitory @ Punggol (2 Seletar North Link) and another 10 have been reported from Westlite Toh Guan dormitory (18 Toh Guan Road East). These are the two biggest clusters among all affected workers' dormitories with a total ... » Learn More about Circuit breaker: Close to 20,000 workers quarantined as 2 dormitories in S’pore gazetted as isolation areas
Ho seh lah! Or should we say, horse seh lah! Singapore has secured a place in the history books again. For the first time, our Little Red Dot will be competing in equestrian at the Olympics, thanks to Caroline Chew who will be representing our sunny island state with her trusty 17-year-old steed aka superstar Tribiani. And it’s not just Caroline doing our country proud overseas, a few other Singaporeans have also been trending due to their phenomenal achievements: one commands a Michelin-starred restaurant and will be competing in a prestigious culinary competition, while the other is making waves on India's airwaves. Caroline Chew Who dat : The 29-year-old is a lawyer who juggles a full-time job while representing Singapore internationally at equestrian events as a Team Singapore athlete. She is a veteran equestrienne, having won silver in the dressage individual and team events at the 2015 SEA Games, as well as bronze for individual and team medals in the ... » Learn More about They put Singapore on the world map despite the pandemic: Caroline Chew, Mathew Leong and Shabir
AT A GLANCE MANILA, Philippines – From a reluctant presidential candidate to someone at the helm of the country for 5 years – simply put, that’s what President Benigno Aquino III has been. With only a year left in Malacanang, has he fulfilled his promises from his 2010 campaign? Aquino’s "Social Contract with the Filipino People" was the platform of his campaign. The document includes a 16-point agenda aimed at creating social and structural change. Rappler reviewed this document to determine how he has fared as president. We classified these 16 points into 7 groups: Corruption, Economy, Poverty, Justice, Overseas Filipino Workers, Peace and Order, and Environment. CORRUPTION From a president who tolerates corruption to a president who is the nation’s first and most determined fighter of corruption. 'Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap' This has been the battle cry of Aquino since the 2010 ... » Learn More about Part 1: Did Aquino deliver on his promises?
AT A GLANCE Only 56% of the flagship infrastructure projects in the government's revised list are expected to be completed by 2022, Duterte's last year in office The government counts on Build, Build, Build to fuel the country's economic recovery from the pandemic, but it will rely on loans to fund many of the projects DOTr and DPWH, the two agencies that are implementing most of the projects, have been underspending their respective budgets. This led to the slow execution of the program Are we anywhere near the touted "golden age of infrastructure" now that 4 years of the Duterte administration have gone by? President Rodrigo Duterte and his economic managers launched the ambitious P8.4-trillion infrastructure program in 2017 to reduce poverty, stimulate economic growth, and reduce congestion in Metro Manila. The messaging was clear: Build, Build, Build will be Duterte's legacy . Since then, the government has repeatedly boasted of the program's ... » Learn More about With 2 years left in Duterte’s term, where are we on Build, Build, Build?
Central Sydney has entered lockdown after 65 reported cases amid fears of a wider outbreak of the Covid Delta variant SYDNEY - Australia and Israel, which had been successful in fending off Covid-19, reimposed restrictions on Friday as cases surged of the highly contagious Delta variant which also threatened Africa with a brutal third wave. The centre of Australia's largest city Sydney entered lockdown, a shock for a population that had returned to relative normality after months of recording very few local cases, while vaccination success story Israel reimposed indoor mask-wearing less than two weeks after it lifted the measure. And in Fiji, another country that saw early successes against the virus, health authorities admitted for the first time that Covid transmission is widespread in the community. While vaccination campaigns have helped bring down infections in numerous -- mostly wealthy -- countries, the rise of the Delta variant which first emerged in India has led to ... » Learn More about Covid success stories Australia, Israel impose new curbs