Home Briefs: Bus routes affected due to F1 road closures

Bus routes affected due to F1 road closures

Several bus services will be diverted temporarily from the Marina Centre area between Sept 15 and 21, due to road closures for the 2015 Formula One Singapore Grand Prix.

During this period, some SBS Transit bus services will skip bus stops there along their regular routes.

The affected services are 10, 10e, 14/14A, 14e, 16, 32, 36/36A/36B, 51, 56, 57, 63, 70/70A/70M, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 107/107M, 111, 124, 128, 130, 131/131A, 133, 145, 162/162M, 166, 174, 195/195A/195B, 196/196A, 196e, 197, 502/502A and 518/518A.

All SBS Transit premium bus services will likewise do so, from Sept 16 to 18, as will all Nite Owl services on Sept 18 and 19.

Between Sept 16 and 21, 22 SMRT bus services, including six NightRider services, will skip stops along their regular routes in the area. The affected services are 61, 75, 77, 106, 167, 171, 700, 700A, 850E, 851, 857, 868, 951E, 960, 961, 971E, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7 and NR8.

AVA suspends import of horses from Malaysia

From Sunday, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has suspended the import of horses from Malaysia due to an outbreak of equine influenza there.

The move is to protect horses here from the highly contagious viral disease, which Singapore is free of, the AVA said yesterday.

Infected horses take between three weeks and six months to recover from the disease that causes fever, nasal discharge, dry cough and, in rare cases, death. Equine influenza does not infect or cause disease in humans.

People who may have come into contact with horses in Malaysia, such as through horse riding or during farm stays, are advised to avoid visiting horse establishments in Singapore.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2015, with the headline 'Home Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe