Busy at work or studies and haven’t had time to catch up with the latest happenings in Singapore? Fret not! The SG Lifestyle Team brings you a round-up of the top 5 trending news on our radar this March 2021!
1) Singapore’s Covid-19 cases cross 60,000
It is reported on 5 March 2021 (Friday) that more than 60,000 coronavirus cases have now been recorded in Singapore since the pandemic began. With 13 cases discharged on Friday, 59,855 patients have fully recovered from the disease.
A total of 17 patients remain in hospital, including one in the intensive care unit, while 91 are recuperating in community facilities. Singapore has had 29 deaths from Covid-19 complications, while 15 who tested positive have died of other causes. Pray that the pandemic will end soon as we adapt to the new normal.
2) Star Awards 2021 Nomination
After the cancellation of the highly-anticipated prestigious award ceremony last year due to the pandemic, Star Awards 2021 will be happening this year on 18 April 2021! Watch on as hosts YES 933 DJs Kun Hua and Chen Ning reveal the nominees of Star Awards 2021 Top 10 Most Popular Male and Female Artistes on 9 March 2021 (Tuesday)! Watch the video below to find out if your favourite is nominated and show your support by voting for them.
3) More people in Singapore to be offered COVID-19 jabs this month
More people in Singapore will be offered COVID-19 jabs this month, as the country’s vaccination drive shifts gears. For seniors aged 60 to 69, they can get their vaccines about three weeks earlier than planned.
“Each letter will have a web link which can be used to register for vaccination, after which an SMS with a unique booking link will be sent to the senior’s mobile phone for them to book a vaccination appointment,” said MOH as reported on 8 March 2021 (Monday). They can also book their appointments at any community centre or community club.
4) Newly launched airasia food woos consumers and food vendors with low commission and delivery fees
The launch of airasia food this month is good news for food vendors and consumers. With its low commission of 15 per cent and delivery fees starting at $2.99, as well as a wide 15km delivery radius, the new food delivery platform by the budget airline offers some of the most attractive terms in the market as mentioned on 13 March 2021 (Saturday).
Here’s a quick table that summarises the differences between the food delivery platforms in Singapore. Now thrifty Singaporeans have another option to opt for the delivery of their cravings.
5) NS FIT – New training programme for NSMen to replace IPT & RT
The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has announced a new training programme on 15 March 2021 (Monday) for Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) operationally-ready national servicemen (NSmen) who cannot pass their individual physical proficiency test (IPPT). The new programme is called NS Fitness Improvement Training (FIT). Launching in April 2021, instead of attending IPT or RT, NSmen will now need to either pass IPPT, or complete the 10-session NS FIT programme (inclusive of one IPPT attempt).
With more locations around Singapore, NS FIT will offer more convenience and flexibility for NSmen to stay active. Find out more in the video below.
We hope you enjoy the our selection of top local news in Singapore two weeks into March 2021!
More importantly – stay safe and continue to stay tuned for more articles from the SG Lifestyle team!