NEX & Woodlands Civic Centre visited by Covid-19 cases, 2 new clusters emerge at dorms

The Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed 48 Covid-19 new cases on Sep. 3.

This brings the total number of cases to 56,908.

There are two cases in the community, including a 56-year-old male Singapore Permanent Resident (Case 57012) and a 45-year-old male Work Pass holder (Case 57022).

Both cases in the community are currently unlinked and were picked up as a result of MOH’s proactive…

Female poverty rate in South Asia projected to rise due to COVID-19: UN

The Hindu
The female poverty rate in South Asia will increase in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more women than men in the 25-34 age group will be poorer in the next decade, according to new data released by the UN.

The UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said that the COVID-19 pandemic will disproportionately affect women and push 47 million more women and girls into extreme▪ …

Special report: 8 UAE residents on the impact Covid-19 had on their home countries

The National
But few predicted the true extent of how Covid-19 would rage around the world in only a few months, killing hundreds of thousands and crippling the global economy.

Quarantines, social distancing and face masks soon became commonplace.

In just a few months the world was turned upside down. Six months in, The National spoke to eight UAE residents about the effect on their home…

75 staffers at Sukhdev, Garam Dharam dhaba in Murthal test positive; sealed

The Tribune
As many as 65 staffers of famous Sukhdev dhaba in Murthal on NH-44 in Sonepat district have tested positive for COVID-19 while 10 staffers of the adjoining Garam Dharam Dhaba, owned by film star Dharmender, also tested positive for COVID-19.

The Sonepat administration has ordered to seal the duo dhabas till further orders…

3 wrestlers test COVID positive; federation says camp is on

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Three Indian wrestlers — Deepak Punia (86kg), Navin (65kg) and Krishan (125kg) – have tested positive for Coronavirus in Sonepat, where they were in a 14-day quarantine ahead of a national camp, raising doubts about the start of the training on September 15.

But the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) insisted that the development…

The Latest: Arkansas reports largest single-day deaths

Workers sanitize a metro coach in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Delhi Metro will open its services in a phased manner from Sept. 7, even as India has been reporting the highest single-day caseload in the world every day for more than three weeks and is the third worst-hit country behind the United States and Brazil. The country’s economy contracted by 23.9% in the…

Cadaver skin donation yet to get response after resuming two weeks ago

Cadaver skin harvesting was halted in the last four months of the pandemic due to various reasons. But two weeks ago, the Association of Skin Banks in India had a meeting and decided to resume work with new protocol. “But due to fear of Covid-19, there is no response to the skin donation yet. So we have decided to encourage skin donation…