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Daily Briefing: SG amongst top cities for remote work; Review of COVID-19 response more apt than Commission of Inquiry, says official

And NTU still resolving hall allocation issues.

From CNBC

Singapore ranked 7th amongst the top 10 cities for remote working, according to Nestpick.

Melbourne topped the list after it scored highly on factors, such as safety, healthcare, culture, leisure activities, and remote work infrastructure. It is followed by Dubai, UAE; Sydney, Australia; Tallinn, Estonia; London, UK; and Tokyo, Japan.

Also on the list are Glasgow, UK; Montreal, Canada; and Berlin, Germany. The study looked into 75 global cities, which Nestpick selected amongst locations often referred to as the “most livable” destinations.

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From CNA

Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean raised that a “broad-ranging” review of the government’s COVID-19 response is more appropriate than a Commission of Inquiry.

Teo made the statement in response to Leader of the Opposition Pritam Singh with regards to plans of setting up a Commission of Inquiry.

He explained the Commission of Inquiry is more appropriate when looking into a “singular event,” citing major accidents as an example; as opposed to a pandemic that is still “ongoing and evolving.”

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From CNA

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is still working to resolve the hall allocation issues that have led to many students, including international students, without a spot for the academic year.

The NTU noted that residential halls are oversubscribed by 35% compared to the previous year; and even at full capacity, the university still needs more than 1,200 hall places.

The university added that whilst it is looking to help as many students as possible, it is unlikely that it can provide a place for every applicant.

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