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Singapore stops teachers using Zoom app after ‘very serious incidents’

Singapore has suspended the use of video-conferencing tool Zoom by teachers, its education ministry said on Friday, after “very serious incidents” occurred in the first week of a coronavirus lockdown that has seen schools move to home-based learning. One of the incidents involved obscene images appearing on screens and strange men making lewd comments during…

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Zero cases, one new recovery

No new cases of the COVID-19 infection were reported in the sultanate today for the fifth consecutive day, leaving the national tally to remain at 135 cases, announced the minister of health. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar in a press conference said that one more case treated at the…

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Singapore ramps up rooftop farming plans as virus upends supply chains

Singapore on Wednesday announced new measures to accelerate local food production as the coronavirus pandemic disrupts global supply chains, including a plan to turn car park rooftops in public housing estates into urban farms.  The densely populated city-state produces only about 10% of its food needs but has plans to increase that as climate change…

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Six recoveries, national tally remains at 135

For the fourth day in a row, no new cases of the COVID-19 virus were reported in the sultanate today, leaving the total number of coronavirus infection remaining at stand still with 135 cases, the Minister of Health announced. Speaking during a press conference, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Md Isham Hj Jaafar…

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Video service Zoom taking security seriously: U.S. government memo

Video conferencing company Zoom has been responsive to concerns over its software, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a memo recently distributed to top government cybersecurity officials and seen by Reuters. The memo – drafted by DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which screens…

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RB issues schedule for April, May

Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has released its temporary flying programme for April and May. The reduced schedule which was introduced due to the declining demand for air travel globally caused by COVID-19 outbreak will be operating until May 31 at 11.59pm. It includes direct flights from Brunei to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Melbourne, Hong Kong and…

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