HEALTHCARE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Briefing: SG required additional COVID tests for business travellers, 14-day SHN for arrivals from Vietnam; Temasek-backed Reefknot invests into Roambee

And Chiaravanont steps down from SG-based Aura.

From HumanResourcesOnline:

Travellers under Singapore's Business Travel Pass Scheme (BTP Scheme) are now required to undergo COVID-19 PCR Tests, on day 3, 7, and 14 upon their return. An additional serology test will also be required on day 3.

These enhanced testing requirements serve to minimise the risk of potential incubating cases leaking into the community, the Multi-Ministry Taskforce noted on 9 February.

Travellers are also to avoid events with more than eight attendees within 14 days of returning to Singapore.

The Taskforce stressed: “As compliance to the border measures in this scheme is crucial to safeguarding public health and helping to curb potential transmission of COVID-19 to the community, BTP holders must comply with the border measures in this scheme or risk having their BTPs revoked.”

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From e27:

Temasek-backed Reefknot Investments announced today it has made a strategic investment into Silicon Valley-based Roambee, an on-demand supply chain startup. This follows the latter’s Series B1 fundraise led by Swiss-based Anchor Group, which totalled in excess of $23.9m (US$18m).

The fresh funds will go towards furthering Roambee’s technological capabilities and global expansion into new markets, including Asia. It seeks to open its Southeast Asian headquarters in Singapore by Q1 2021.

Besides, the supply chain startup disclosed it is talking to key strategic investors as part of their plan to close Series C funding by Q2 2021.

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From DealStreetAsia:

Schwin Chiaravanont has stepped down from his board position at the Singapore-based wealth and fund management company Aura Group, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

The decision comes as his family office 2W Group nears the completion of its divestment from Aura Group, which has taken place over the last two years.

Aura Group was one of the first companies Chiaravanont invested in, and he pioneered bringing Aura Group out of Australia into the Southeast Asian market. “Chiaravanont was a crucial asset in setting up the company’s Thailand and Singapore offices,” according to the statement.

Chiaravanont will focus on building the portfolio of his multifamily office Blueprint Forest Group, where he is the co-founder and managing partner.

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