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Nation 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sisters killed in pre-dawn blaze

A pregnant woman could only watch helplessly as her two children were burnt to death in a pre-dawn blaze that swept through a cluster of over 50 houses at the Noordin Street Ghaut foreshore Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 21 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wholesale market closed to check SARS

B>SINGAPORE:/BThe Pasir Panjang Wholesale Market was closed on Saturday night for three days, in a move to stop the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the community.

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Wholesale mart closure sparks a rush

SINGAPOREANS emptied supermarkets of green leafy vegetables on Sunday after the surprise shutdown of the Pasir Panjang wholesale market on Saturday left some wet markets without any greens.

Nation 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Singapore bans greens for affected market

The republic has temporarily stopped vegetable consignments from Malaysia after a wholesaler at the Pasir Panjang Vegetable Wholesale Market (PPWC) was recently diagnosed with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

AseanPlus News 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

SARS fund to help cover lost income

THE Courage Fund will provide financial help to self-employed people and those whose incomes are hit because of SARS.

Nation 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

More than 2,400 quarantined in Singapore

More than 2,400 people who could have been exposed to the deadly SARS virus at a Singapore market have been put under a 10-day quarantine, the government said yesterday amid fears the disease could be spreading beyond hospitals.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Malaysian greens for other marts in Singapore

Vegetable exporters sighed with relief yesterday as Singapore allowed produce to be sent to two other wholesale markets following the closure of the Pasir Panjang market since Saturday.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

No local SARS transmission

Malaysia is safe from local transmission of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. There have been no cases so far of patients down with probable or suspected SARS from local contacts, said Health Minister Datuk Chua Jui Meng.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Farmers face huge losses as market closes

THE decision by Singapore to close the Pasir Panjang wholesale market without notice has caused Malaysian farmers to suffer huge losses, reported I>China Press./I>

AseanPlus News 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Greens snapped up despite higher prices

FINDING vegetables at supermarkets across Singapore on Monday was a case of now you don#8217;t see them, now you do.