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27 Jan 2022 - To support the national efforts in combating the pandemic and to increase awareness towards the importance of routine testing, TheTestingPro is proud to announce the launch of the "I DO ROUTINE TESTING" Challenge (IDRTC).Routine testing is a key component in safeguarding our community and workplaces. It enables early detection and prev...
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Employees with positive COVID-19 antigen rapid test result entitled to paid sick leave: MOM
SINGAPORE: Those with a positive COVID-19 antigen rapid test (ART) result should be allowed to work from home if they are able to do so, read a tripartite advisory published by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Saturday (Sep 25). If working from home is not possible, employers should treat the period of absence as paid sick leave...
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FAQ: What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms or your antigen rapid test is positive
SINGAPORE: Local COVID-19 infection numbers have swelled in recent weeks, with cases growing “faster than expected”, said Health Minister Ong Ye Kung last Friday (Sep 17).Authorities continue to emphasise the importance of testing extensively – and are urging people to self-test regularly as a matter of “social responsibility...
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RECOVERING FROM COVID-19 AT HOME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SINGAPORE: More COVID-19 patients will be able to recover at home from Wednesday (Sep 15) under an expanded scheme by the Ministry of Health (MOH).This comes as the ministry previously announced that more than 98 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Singapore have no or mild symptoms. Home recovery will be the defaul...
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Sharp spike in Singapore's COVID-19 cases 'worrying', next 2 to 4 weeks will be crucial: Gan Kim Yong
Daily COVID-19 cases in Singapore will reach 1,000 very soon, says co-chair Lawrence Wong. SINGAPORE: While the rise in COVID-19 cases is expected as Singapore opens up, the sharp rate of increase is "worrying", said co-chair of the multi-ministry task force Gan Kim Yong on Friday (Sep 10). The number of daily cases has doubled since ...
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Why Singapore is still in a transition stage towards endemic living: Infectious disease experts explain
Singapore’s slew of measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 amid rising community cases raises questions over what living with endemic COVID-19 means and how far the country is from that.  SINGAPORE: On Monday (Sep 6), multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong announced new measures to stem the spread of infections, including more...
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Rapid Covid-19 self-tests must become 'a way of life' in Singapore: Govt taskforce
SINGAPORE aims to make testing for Covid-19 "a way of life", members of the multi-ministry taskforce on Covid-19 said at a briefing on Friday, when the Republic reported 216 new locally transmitted cases of the deadly novel coronavirus.As such, the authorities are looking into the wider use of antigen rapid tests (ARTs) at workplaces, and such tests...
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Singapore remains in preparatory stage, no further loosening of Covid-19 curbs for now
SINGAPORE is staying within its preparatory stage of transiting to endemic Covid-19, with no loosening of measures for now, the multi-ministry taskforce on Covid-19 announced on Friday evening.Community cases have been rising since late August, with 216 new locally-transmitted cases reported on Friday. Though an increase had been expected as curbs w...
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ALL EMPLOYERS URGED TO ADOPT COVID-19 'VACCINATE OR REGULAR TEST' AS COMPANY POLICY: TRIPARTITE PARTNERS
SINGAPORE: All employers are encouraged to consider adopting the COVID-19 “vaccinate or regular test” regime as company policy for existing employees and new hires, Singapore’s tripartite partners said on Monday (Aug 23).As part of this, they may implement vaccination-differentiated measures in the workplace, including requiring...
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SOME EMPLOYEES TO UNDERGO 'VACCINATE OR REGULAR TEST' (VORT) REGIME FOR COVID-19 FROM OCT 1
SINGAPORE: Workers in selected sectors will be required to undergo vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing, including those who interact with vulnerable groups within the population, said co-chair of the multi-ministry task force Gan Kim Yong on Friday (Aug 6).This will take effect from Oct 1 to give them time to get vaccinated.Unvaccinated employee...
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COVID-19 ANTIGEN RAPID TESTING TO BE MADE MANDATORY FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY, INCLUDING NON-DORM WORKERS
SINGAPORE: COVID-19 antigen rapid tests will be made mandatory for the construction industry, including all non-dormitory workers as well as visitors to construction worksites, said the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).The new rules will also apply to construction account workers currently on rostered routine testing working in no...
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