Long-term effects of Covid-19 infection being studied in Singapore

More than 500 Covid-19 patients here who have recovered are part of an ongoing study to monitor the long-term effects of infection. The effort, which will continue for up to two years, is helmed by the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID). Numerous studies worldwide have found that the disease can wreak havoc on almost every organ, including the kidneys, […]

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Canada eyes longer-term debt as servicing costs fall on lower rates: source

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is eyeing issuing longer-term debt to take advantage of low interest rates, and expects servicing costs to be lower this fiscal year than was forecast last year despite the billions in emergency spending due to COVID-19, a government source said. Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver a “fiscal snapshot” on Wednesday that will outline the […]

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Ireland sees 'very challenging' 24 months for foreign direct investment

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is likely to significantly reduce global foreign direct investment flows into 2021, creating a “very challenging” 24 months for a key part of Ireland’s economy, the state foreign investment agency said on Wednesday. IDA Ireland said it had secured 132 investments with the potential to create 9,600 jobs so far this year, down from […]

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Singapore's Law Society warns of fraudsters targeting law firms

SINGAPORE – The Law Society has warned of fraudsters targeting law firms in a scheme to steal funds through online transfers away from the intended recipients. Citing two cases recently, the Society urged clients to check with their legal firms before acting on payment requests online. “The Law Society has recently received a number of reports from law practices relating […]

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SGH's head of general surgery dies, aged 48

SINGAPORE – Dr Jeremy Ng, Singapore General Hospital’s (SGH) head of general surgery, died on Saturday (July 4) aged 48. Colleagues, friends and former patients have offered heartfelt tributes. Dr Ng was said to have died of cardiac arrest. It is understood that he collapsed after he went jogging at East Coast Park on Saturday. He leaves behind his wife […]

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Malaysia says no National Day parade this year because of coronavirus

PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Malaysia’s annual National Day parade will not be held this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, said Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob. However, other programmes related to the celebration on Aug 31 may be held with standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, he added. “For now, there will be no parade. We have […]

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