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Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (27 July) that he will see through the COVID-19 crisis and hand over Singapore into “good hands” who can take the country further forward, following the swearing in of his new Cabinet.
Outgoing Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan was discharged from hospital on 25 July 2020 after he was warded for dengue fever, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday (25 July) that there will be no National Day Rally this year and he will instead be making a major speech in Parliament.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced his new Cabinet line-up during a live telecast on Saturday (25 July).
The government expects the number of unemployed residents in Singapore to rise to above 100,000 this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat.
Some 3,800 business entities in Singapore were formed in April, over 30 per cent lower compared with a recent five-year average due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Should the government cut CPF contribution rates, it would do so “very carefully”, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Thursday (4 June).
Proactive COVID-19 testing and screening of labour workers in dormitories is set take up to August or September before they are completed, said Singapore Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
A new Bill to be read Singapore’s Parliament next week seeks to force landlords to grant rental waivers to their small-business tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government is allocating an additional $2.9 billion to support firms to retain and pay their workers.
The Singapore government has unveiled a $2 billion scheme to create almost 100,000 opportunities in jobs, traineeships and skills training, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on 26 May.
The Singapore government will set aside an additional $13 billion in the Contingencies Funds, which is specifically for urgent and unforeseen expenditure needs.
Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat announced on Tuesday (26) that the government would be setting aside another $33 billion as part of its COVID-19 response.
SINGAPORE — Some 1,300 civil and Muslim marriages scheduled from the start of the circuit breaker period on 7 April till 1 June have been postponed, as Parliament passed a Bill on Tuesday (5 May) to allow couples to have their unions solemnised via video link for the first time.
SINGAPORE — Parliament has passed a bill to amend the Singapore Constitution and allow it to meet across two or more places appointed by the President, and in contemporaneous communication with each other, should the COVID-19 outbreak worsen.
SINGAPORE — The Singapore government passed a Bill on Monday (4 May) to allow voters who are subject to movement control orders, to still cast their ballots in the upcoming general election.
SINGAPORE — Some 40 instances of “fake news” on COVID-19 have been debunked and clarified by the government since late January this year, said Communications and Information Minister S Iswaran in Parliament on Monday (4 May).
SINGAPORE — Nearly 300 rough sleepers have come forward to seek shelter during Singapore’s circuit breaker period, said Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee in Parliament on Monday (4 May).
SINGAPORE — As Singapore looks to emerge from its circuit breaker period, some sectors “will have to wait for a bit more time” before being allowed to reopen.
SINGAPORE — The authorities are gearing up for the next phase in its fight against COVID-19 among migrant workers, said Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo.
SINGAPORE — Foreign workers have been in the authorities’ sight in the COVID-19 fight since January, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo on Monday (4 May).
SINGAPORE — Three indicators will need to be looked at in considering when to lift Singapore’s circuit breaker measures, said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong in Parliament on Monday (4 May).