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COVID-19 and safe distancing – why this can save lives

Safe distancing: A buzzword that has entered Singapore’s vocabulary this COVID-19 outbreak, but are we getting it right? With tighter ...

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You know the headlines. Now take a deeper dive into the Heart of the Matter with CNA each week as we talk to newsmakers, experts and contributors to CNA’s Commentary section, who give us their take on the some of the most talked about news developments every Friday.

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19:35minutes

COVID-19 and safe distancing – why this can save lives

Safe distancing: A buzzword that has entered Singapore’s vocabulary this COVID-19 outbreak, but are we getting it right? With tighter ...
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33:00minutes

Singapore's changing drug scene: The rise of new psychoactive substances

The Singapore Government recently highlighted a new drugs threat – the rise of rogue chemists producing new psychoactive substances, which mimic ...
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28:02minutes

What's behind the different approaches countries are taking towards COVID-19?

As healthcare systems around the world ramp up measures amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Jaime Ho speaks to Hsu Li Yang and Natasha Howard of the Saw ...
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24:53minutes

Beyond COVID-19, how do we take Singapore's public hygiene standards to the next level?

The Government announced that it will be forming the SG Clean Taskforce to raise standards of public hygiene. Was COVID-19 the jolt we needed to ...
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24:23minutes

Responsible pet ownership in Singapore's flats – it's not just about size

Larger local mixed-breed dogs can now be rehomed in HDB flats under revised rules. But why is there a size limit in the first place? Why not lift ...
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29:50minutes

How ready is Singapore for electric vehicles?

During Budget 2020, the Singapore Government unveiled an ambitious target to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles by 2040. Can technology ...
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32:55minutes

Singapore Budget 2020: A report card

Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat unveiled the 2020 Singapore Budget on Tuesday (Feb 18). How are businesses responding to the Stabilisation and ...
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25:29minutes

Getting to grips with DORSCON orange in Singapore's fight against COVID-19

Last week, authorities raised the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) to orange, following several cases of novel coronavirus ...
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23:58minutes

Novel coronavirus – the search for a cure (and a name experts can agree on) intensifies

On Feb 4, Singapore confirmed its first locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus, which has so far sickened over 24,000 people and ...
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31:30minutes

Wuhan virus – The WHO, Singapore's infectious diseases authority and a global outbreak expert answer your burning questions

The Wuhan coronavirus has infected close to 8,000 people, resulting in over 170 deaths. How is this outbreak different from SARS? Will it be an ...