covid-19

Parliament: Government can obtain necessary goods and services for fighting Covid-19 without tender

SINGAPORE - Goods and services needed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic can be obtained by government agencies without calling for a tender, owing to the urgency of the situation, two Ministers said...

Parliament: Staff of daycare centres for elderly to get tested for coronavirus in June

SINGAPORE - Staff of eldercare services in operation, including those at daycare centres, will be progressively tested for the coronavirus in June 2020.

Parliament: Wearable device for Covid-19 contact tracing to be rolled out soon, may be issued to everyone in Singaporeans

Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said technical difficulties have prevented Singapore's contact tracing app TraceTogether from working well on iPhones.

Singapore building vaccine-manufacturing capacity in Covid-19 fight, says PM Lee

The discovery, production and distribution of a safe and effective vaccine is vital to getting life back to normal despite Covid-19, said PM Lee.

Business formation to stay subdued, cessation may pick up: MTI

NEW business formation is expected to remain subdued, while cessation numbers may pick up in the coming months as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to take a toll, said Senior Minister of State for...

Covid-19 urgency meant some sourcing did not go via GeBiz: Indranee

GIVEN the urgency of tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, the government obtained some necessary goods and services via emergency procurement, rather than through the default government procurement portal...

SMEs' cash flow problems easing with government relief: DBS survey

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Cash flow issues appear to have eased for Singapore's small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as government relief kicks in, a DBS Bank survey conducted in the...

SMEs' cash flow challenges easing with government relief, DBS poll finds

CASH flow issues appear to have eased for Singapore's small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as government relief kicks in, a DBS survey conducted in the final week of Singapore’s eight-week...

Tech firms, startups likely to still drive demand for CBD space

AS TECH companies and startups continue to make public their plans for remote work, market watchers remain optimistic that the technology sector will not downsize offices.

Firms that 'disguise' layoffs could have JSS wage support withdrawn: Josephine Teo

COMPANIES found to have disguised their retrenchments could have their wage support and work pass privileges withdrawn, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Thursday.

Earlier, faster reopening raises risk of new cases, says Gan

REOPENING Singapore too early and too quickly could lead to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, undoing the efforts of the "circuit-breaker" measures, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said on...