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·     Workers hope for improved living spaces, safer transport (Straits Times, 26 May 2020)

·     $33b set aside in Fortitude Budget, bringing Singapore's Covid-19 war chest to nearly $100 billion (Straits Times, 26 May 2020)

·     200,000 migrant workers get special Hari Raya Puasa meal (Straits Times, 24 May 2020)

·     Bangladeshi worker who spent nearly two months in ICU with Covid-19 will move to community hospital to recuperate (Straits Times, 21 May 2020)

·     Domestic helpers should stay at home during Phase 1 of Singapore's reopening (CNA, 21 May 2020)

·     Fair treatment, income support for low-wage workers critical (Straits Times, 21 May 2020)

·     Employers must offer fair retrenchment package, be more generous with low-wage workers amid Covid-19 (Straits Times, 20 May 2020)

·     Some manufacturing firms face double whammy of rising expenses and lower revenues, as Covid-19 hits (Today, 19 May 2020)

·     Coronavirus: Foreign construction workers in flats may now leave home (Straits Times, 19 May 2020)

·     Coronavirus: More maids running away during circuit breaker, say advocacy groups (Straits Times, 18 May 2020)

·     Easier transfer of domestic helpers with new MOM rules amid COVID-19 pandemic (CNA, 17 May 2020)

·     Construction workers to be tested regularly when projects gradually resume after circuit breaker (CNA, 16 May 2020)

·     Tens of thousands of Singapore's migrant workers are infected. The rest are stuck in their dorms as the country opens up (CNN, 15 May 2020)

·     Singapore's domestic workers face 'hidden plight' due to Covid-19 (The Star, 15 May 2020)

·     COVID-19 swabbers employed on short-term contracts with no additional bonuses, career pathways: MOH (CNA, 15 May 2020)

·     65% of Singaporeans think govt doing enough for migrant workers during Covid-19 (Mothership, 14 May 2020)

·     Coronavirus: Singapore firms trying to retain foreign staff, but this group likely first to go (Straits Times, 11 May 2020)

·     COVID-19: Mandatory for SIA, SilkAir and Scoot passengers to wear face masks on board, observe safe distancing (CNA, 10 May 2020)

·     S'pore looking to return foreign workers, including Covid-19 survivors, to work in 'recovery phase' (Today, 10 May 2020)

·     COVID-19: MOM lays out requirements firms must meet to resume operations at workplaces (CNA, 9 May 2020)

·     COVID-19: Singapore bank OCBC Q1 profit slumps to 7-year low, builds loan-loss defences (CNA, 8 May 2020)

·     Singapore Academy of Law to roll out $1.9m aid package for those in legal profession (Straits Times, 7 May 2020)

·     About S$11.5 million raised under The Courage Fund for those affected by COVID-19 outbreak (CNA, 5 May 2020)

·     Singapore retail sales suffer biggest drop in 22 years; supermarkets buck trend (CNA, 5 May 2020)

·     Singapore’s factory activity shrinks to lowest reading since November 2008 amid COVID-19 outbreak (CNA, 4 May 2020)

·     Coronavirus: Working from home to be the norm for most even after circuit breaker ends, says Chan Chun Sing (Straits Times, 3 May 2020)

·     Long, hard road ahead to recovery from Covid-19, PM Lee cautions (Straits Times, 1 May 2020)

·     PM Lee pledges help for firms, workers to adapt to new normal (Straits Times, 1 May 2020)

·     New facilities to be built for workers in dorms who have recovered from Covid-19 or have mild symptoms (Straits Times, 1 May 2020)

·     Don’t 'drop workers': Companies and workers should take the long view, says PM Lee in May Day message (CNA, 30 April 2020)

·     MAS expects more job losses, wage cuts as economy deals with ‘large, abrupt shock’ from COVID-19 (CNA, 28 April 2020)

·     Virus Surge in Southeast Asia Migrant Workers Serves as Warning (Bloomberg, 28 April 2020)

·     Covid-19: Economists expect Singapore retrenchments in 2020 to hit 45,600 to 65,000 (Today, 27 April 2020)

·     Singapore Government has not reduced Covid-19 testing, 21,000 migrant workers in dorms tested thus far (Mothership, 27 April 2020)

·     Singaporean man charged with spreading fake news on Covid-19 circuit breaker measures (Straits Times, 27 April 2020)

·     Singapore races to build beds for COVID-19 patients as cases surge (Reuters, 26 April 2020)

·     Home-based businesses must abide by circuit breaker measures or face S$1,000 fine (CNA, 26 April 2020)


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