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VIRUS ALERT: 199 SARS cases reported here so far.

LATEST: 21 deaths

The WEATHER on MONDAY (21 Apr 2003): Showers with thunder and gusty winds in the predawn hours and morning affecting many areas.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Showers expected in the late morning and early afternoon.     WATER TIDES (this month)  SUN Sunrise  6.59am    Sunset  7.08pm   MOON  Moonrise  11.46pm   Moonset  11.09am    PSI: 46 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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Temperature checks for employees at hotels here

As part of a series of initiatives, the tourism industry today announced a new initiative to help reassure tourists and local residents that appropriate precautions have been undertaken to prevent SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) at hotels.

A first ever industry-wide initiative, the launch of the temperature checks at hotels was supported and officiated by Deputy Secretary General, National Trade Union Congress (NTUC) and Senior Minister of State (Prime Minister's Office) Mr Matthias Yao.

The new initiative jointly supported by Singapore Tourism Board (STB), National Trade Union Congress (NTUC), Food, Drinks and Allied Workers Union (FDAW) and nine major hoteliers will encourage regular temperature checks of employees from participating hotels beginning on 25 April 2003. This translates into 50 per cent of gazetted hotel rooms embarking on this scheme. All hotels will participate in this scheme by next week.

The temperature checks will be conducted on a daily basis, before an employee's shift begins. Once the employee has cleared the temperature check, a sticker will be provided declaring the employee as fit to work on that particular day.

The sticker indicates that he/she does not have a high temperature upon testing. The sticker will be worn by the employee throughout the day and is expected to reassure hotel visitors of the establishment's stringent health measures. This is in addition to the rigorous measures hotels have internally put in place.

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29 April 2003

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Health Minister LIM Hng Kiang yesterday estimated the total quarantine numbers for the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Market to be 2,400, based on the assumption that each of the 800 tenants might have hired two helpers. Three SARS victims, one of whom has died, all worked at separate buildings in the 26-block market. (H1)

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has announced that their lecturers can choose whether they want to focus on teaching or research. They will be allowed to spend up to 75 per cent of their time teaching or doing research instead of dividing the time equally between the two. (H6)

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Paris: French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy drew boos and whistles at the annual Union of Islamic Organisations in France when he insisted that Muslim women must remove their veils for identity photographs. (5)

 

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