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Covid-19: 20,000 foreign workers at two dormitories to serve 14-day quarantine order

CLOSE to 20,000 foreign workers are required to serve a 14-day quarantine order on the back of a growing number of Covid-19 infections at two dormitories, according to the multi-ministry task force...

Covid-19: Restaurants appeal for immediate targeted measures

AN informal grouping of over 500 restaurants has sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of the Solidarity Budget in Parliament on Monday.

Covid-19: Government to announce additional support measures for businesses and households

ADDITIONAL support measures for businesses and households will be unveiled by the government on Monday to help them cope with the stricter set of safe-distancing measures implemented in view of the...

New Solidarity Budget will help Singapore tide through 'circuit-breaker' period: DPM Heng

DETAILS of another major support package – called the Solidarity Budget – will be announced in Parliament on Monday afternoon by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.

ESG to partly fund commission costs for F&B players on Deliveroo, foodpanda and GrabFood

Enterprise Singapore (ESG) will partly cover the commission costs for F&B players on Deliveroo, foodpanda and GrabFood. This comes as a move to stop people from dining in restaurants for at...

Layoffs may loom as Singapore factory outlook falls to 2009 levels

SINGAPORE'S factory activity has fallen to levels last seen during the Great Recession, according to early industry figures out on Friday.

Singapore retail sales shrink 8.6% in Feb with outbreak

SINGAPORE'S retail sales continued sliding in February due to the decline in tourist arrivals and lower domestic consumption arising from the deepening coronavirus pandemic.

Wary analysts await Monday rescue plan, but warn of deeper recession risks

THE new set of moves to curb the deadly rampage of Covid-19 might deepen the dent in the Singapore economy, economists have warned, as they fret over the downside to their already-sober recession...

'Circuit-breaker' to pre-empt escalating infections: PM Lee

WITH the number of Covid-19 infections in Singapore escalating in recent weeks, it was time for the country to make a "decisive move" to prevent the situation from worsening, said Prime Minister...

Workplace closure rule catches businesses off guard

SINGAPORE'S move to close nearly all workplaces from next week caught businesses by surprise, even as most have gradually implemented business continuity measures amid the unfolding virus outbreak...

 

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