NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (COVID-19)

2021
26
November
2021
| 16:00 Asia/Singapore
It has been said that music heals, connects, and empowers across space and demographics. Amidst larger challenges in society, the arts have been a source of inspiration and support. But since March 2020, the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (Y...
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23
November
2021
| 15:23 Asia/Singapore
In the middle of a busy semester in early 2020, the typically buzzing campus became unusually silent. The COVID-19 pandemic had forced the University’s more than 40,000 students and over 12,000 staff to stay at home.Many had to quickly adapt to a new...
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07
October
2021
| 19:51 Asia/Singapore
As Singapore enters the stabilisation phase in its journey to becoming a COVID-resilient nation, NUS students have risen to the challenge to rally their communities to action and renew their resolve to do their part and emerge stronger from the pande...
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04
October
2021
| 09:51 Asia/Singapore
Successful mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic requires effecting massive behavioural change in individuals across the world. For policymakers to evaluate the success of public health interventions, the ability to accurately and quickly assess a popu...
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11
August
2021
| 15:55 Asia/Singapore
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been thought to spread primarily when an infected person coughs or sneezes, but little is known about its transmissibility through activities such as breathing, talking and singing.A new study led by resear...
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28
June
2021
| 10:13 Asia/Singapore
Many called the COVID-19 pandemic the defining health crisis of our time. Working tirelessly at the frontline, healthcare workers put up their best fight to protect everyone in Singapore. Four recent NUS graduates - Vincent Cai (Class of 2021), Joel ...
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25
June
2021
| 08:58 Asia/Singapore
Despite fighting the pandemic for over a year, there is the worry that any further relaxation of already strict restrictions will result in a surge of infections that could rapidly escalate. Associate Professor Alex Cook and Associate Professor Hsu L...
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15
June
2021
| 10:11 Asia/Singapore
NUS Graduate student Rishika Madan had witnessed first-hand the COVID-19 crisis in India, and she was infected with COVID-19 twice herself.Rishika's story inspired Mission India — a fundraising project started by the NUS Graduate Students’ Society in...
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01
June
2021
| 08:35 Asia/Singapore
As COVID-19 swept across the world last year, the race to develop a vaccine went into overdrive. The speed was unprecedented. Something that typically takes 10 to 15 years to produce became reality in just a matter of months.Since then, more than 1 b...
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31
May
2021
| 15:20 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Tan Eng Chye |As the global community continues to grapple with the fallout from the pandemic, governments, institutions and leaders have also begun to ponder the shape of the world post-COVID. No firm consensus has emerged, but there ...
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20
May
2021
| 10:06 Asia/Singapore
The following letter was sent to all staff and students by NUS President, Professor Tan Eng Chye. 20 May 2021Dear Colleagues and StudentsSince late April, we have seen a steep spike in COVID-19 cases in the community, especially the number of unlinke...
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17
May
2021
| 17:31 Asia/Singapore
It is a familiar feeling for Singaporeans as the country imposes fresh Coronavirus restrictions amid a fresh wave of community infections. This comes around a year after the Circuit Breaker to curb the spread of the virus at that time.What lies ahead...
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29
April
2021
| 10:18 Asia/Singapore
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the difficulties facing vulnerable communities in Singapore. Stepping up to the plate, NUS Law students put their heads together to support foreign domestic workers (FDWs) and migrant workers in the country.Recog...
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22
April
2021
| 10:07 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Lam Khee Poh |COVID-19 has brought into spotlight the inextricable relationship and potential of the built environment in promoting the health of its inhabitants while adapting to unprecedented changes in the way we live, work, and pla...
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21
April
2021
| 09:31 Asia/Singapore
Since it began on 30 December 2020, Singapore’s vaccination programme has continued to make good progress. More than a million doses of vaccine have been administered, with around 40,000 doses now being administered per day. The vaccines were first g...
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16
April
2021
| 15:08 Asia/Singapore
While air purifiers can offer some protection against airborne diseases like COVID-19, relying on these tools as a singular bulwark is insufficient. Associate Professor Ernest Chua from NUS Mechanical Engineering breaks down how these machines work, ...
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05
April
2021
| 08:41 Asia/Singapore
NUS has launched a new ‘Reimagine Research Initiative’ to provide seed funding for research in emerging areas, and to enable its researchers to capture opportunities in the post-COVID-19 era.The initiative provides up to S$20 million in seed funding ...
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31
March
2021
| 08:11 Asia/Singapore
| By Associate Professor Irene Y.H. Ng |Economists use letters to describe the shape of recovery from recessions, and the current recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is given a new letter: K. This depicts a shape where some industries and individuals...
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22
March
2021
| 14:12 Asia/Singapore
The vaccine development programme by Duke-NUS Medical School has gained plaudits worldwide. Find out more in a special series produced by CNA. ...
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10
March
2021
| 15:10 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Teo Yik-Ying | The world greeted the arrival of 2021 with hope and anticipation of a return to pre-COVID normalcy, especially given the announcements that a handful of countries, including Singapore, have started vaccinating their popu...
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05
March
2021
| 09:43 Asia/Singapore
Hand sanitisers have become part of everyday life since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this is an instant and convenient way to wash hands, there is no clear answer on what germs hand sanitisers actually kill, and whether they are safe fo...
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13
February
2021
| 09:11 Asia/Singapore
Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University have shown that bats and pangolins in Southeast Asia harbour SARS-CoV-2-related coronaviruses.The new study, published in Nature Communications, is the first to re...
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05
February
2021
| 09:46 Asia/Singapore
| By Professor Koh Lian Pin and Debby Ng |Each year, over a billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year worldwide. It’s a centuries-old festival that celebrates familial bonds, and is an opportunity to connect with and gift blessings to loved ones.Al...
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29
January
2021
| 17:53 Asia/Singapore
With the emergence of highly infectious coronavirus variants, along with a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Singapore, having good protection against possible infection is an area of concern to many. NUS experts Professor Teo Yik Ying and Asso...
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29
January
2021
| 10:00 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School have found that the COVID-19 pandemic causes anxiety or depression in a third of adults, and that women, younger adults, and those of lower socioeconomic status are more susceptible. Their findings raise aware...
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28
January
2021
| 11:47 Asia/Singapore
“My hope is for Singapore to emerge as a fairer, greener, and more equal country, with a much stronger spirit of solidarity and shared purpose.”This summarised Minister for Education Mr Lawrence Wong’s ambitions for the country, as it recovers from t...
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28
January
2021
| 11:03 Asia/Singapore
“The review was happening as we were generating the data. That’s how we shortened what would have taken three years or so into about four months. And I think that’s how all the other companies like Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca moved as well.”At th...
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14
January
2021
| 16:40 Asia/Singapore
Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? Will there be long-term side effects? What are the differences between the different vaccines?With Singapore’s vaccination programme underway, NUS experts answered the public’s most pressing queries. The session on 7 J...
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2020
23
December
2020
| 09:26 Asia/Singapore
Beyond the spread of the disease itself, COVID-19 has had far-reaching consequences on economies around the world. In this unprecedented situation, it is often the low-income families that are most adversely affected as they struggle with new norms.M...
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22
December
2020
| 14:36 Asia/Singapore
2020 has been a year of disruption, with COVID-19 posing unprecedented challenges to our way of life.It has also been a year where society has needed the most support. NUS students have continued to live up to the spirit of giving this holiday season...
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