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18 September 2020

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·      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)

·      Civil servant arrested for leaking info on number of virus cases (Straits Times, 24 April 2020)

·      MOH suspends officer who allegedly leaked number of new coronavirus cases in S'pore, reviews its processes (Straits Times, 24 April 2020)

·      PM Lee assures PM Modi that Singapore will care for Indian workers amid Covid-19 crisis (Hindustan times, 24 April 2020)

·      Civil servant arrested for leaking number of new coronavirus cases in Singapore, retrieving Covid-19 patient’s records without authorisation (Straits Times, 24 April 2020)

·      Government to set aside S$100 million for traineeship programme amid COVID-19 (CNA, 24 April 2020)

·      Rise in coronavirus cases brings to light Singaporeans’ racist attitudes towards foreign workers (SCMP, 23 April 2020)

·      Singapore Sees Sharper Economic Slump as Virus Spreads Globally (Blomberg, 23 April 2020)

·      Why Singapore's push to contain coronavirus among migrant workers is so difficult (CNBC, 23 April 2020)

·      Government increases cash payouts to help Singaporeans tide through Covid-19 (Asia One, 23 April 2020)

·      Retrenchments and withdrawn job offers: Singapore's labour market shows signs of COVID-19 strain (CNA, 23 April 2020)

·      Government response to workers issues results in PM Lee winning migrants’ hearts (MSN, 22 April 2020)

·      Tenants in limbo as some coworking firms work out arrangements for rental rebates (CNA, 22 April 2020)

·      COVID-19: 75% wage subsidy for firms in all sectors to be extended till May, measures to cost S$3.8 billion (CNA, 21 April 2020)

·      COVID-19: Employers to get almost S$675 million in levy rebates to help in 'upkeep' of foreign workers (CNA, 21 April 2020)

·      The role of banks in the pandemic (Straits Times, 20 April 2020)

·      Covid-19: Told to go on unpaid leave, Malaysians in Singapore find themselves in limbo (Today, 20 April 2020)

·      The Big Read: Global supply chain shock has farmers dumping food as consumers fret over shortages, price hikes (CNA, 20 April 2020)

·      COVID-19: 650,000 migrant workers and domestic helpers to receive face masks (CNA, 19 April 2020)

·      Don't blame migrant workers for coronavirus spread (Straits Times, 19 April 2020)

·      Singapore overtakes Indonesia and Philippines with most Covid-19 cases in Asean (The Star, 19 April 2020)

·      Next few days critical in fight against Covid-19: PM Lee (Straits Times, 19 April 2020)

·      Government, trade organisations call on firms to pay cleaners fairly amid COVID-19 outbreak (CNA, 17 April 2020)

·      Singapore Has Worst Day in Outbreak as Cases Double Over a Week (Bloomberg, 17 April 2020)

·      Singapore’s new covid-19 cases reveal the country’s two very different realities (Washington Post,16 April 2020)

·      As COVID-19 hits F&B sector, calls emerge for delivery apps to lower commission fees (CNA, 16 April 2020)

·      COVID-19: More than 140,000 employers to get first payment under Jobs Support Scheme from Wednesday (CNA, 15 April 2020)

·      Financial support to help Singaporeans affected by COVID-19 (, 15 April 2020)


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