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14 August 2020

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·     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)

·     Migrant workers suffer as Asean countries combat Covid-19 (The Star, 14 April 2020)

·     COVID-19: ASEAN should have guidelines on imposing travel or trade restrictions, says PM Lee (CNA, 14 April 2020)

·     24 work pass holders barred from working in Singapore for flouting COVID-19 circuit breaker measures (CNA, 13 April 2020)

·     Singapore: Migrant workers live in fear following a surge of COVID-19 infections in cramped dormitories (Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, 12 April 2020)

·     Covid-19: Floating hotel to house 500 foreign workers in S'pore seen drifting past Pulau Ubin (Mothership, 12 April 2020)

·     Coronavirus: Healthy migrant workers to be housed at void decks and multi-storey carparks at HDB construction sites (Straits Times, 11 April 2020)

·     COVID-19: Battling fear and boredom, migrant workers grapple with isolation in dormitories (CNA, 11 April 2020)

·     NGOs launch initiatives to help migrant workers amid COVID-19 outbreak (CNA, 10 April 2020)

·     Covid-19: Singapore moves 1,300 foreign workers into army camps (The Star, 10 April 2020)

·     All firms to get 75% wage subsidy for local employees and foreign worker levy waived for April (Straits Times, 6 April 2020)

·     Parliament: Josephine Teo calls on employers to do their part in supporting workers, both local and foreign (Straits Times, 6 April 2020)

·     Third round of support measures in Solidarity Budget today (Straits Times, 5 April 2020) 

·     COVID-19: National Wages Council suggests management lead by example when cutting pay (CNA, 30 March 2020) 

·     Migrant workers stay away from usual hangouts (Straits Times, 30 March 2020) 

·     COVID-19 Care Fund (NTUC) (ITUC, 26 March 2020)

·     Union members affected by COVID-19 outbreak to receive one-off relief of up to S$300: NTUC (CNA, 18 March 2020)

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