7 new COVID-19 circumstances in Singapore, together with 1 in group
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported seven new COVID-19 circumstances as of midday on Sunday (Oct 18), bringing the nationwide whole to 57,911.
Of the brand new infections, one is locally and one other case is a dormitory resident, the Ministry of Well being (MOH) stated in its each day preliminary replace.
There have been additionally 5 imported circumstances, all of whom have been positioned on stay-home discover upon arrival in Singapore.
Additional particulars will probably be introduced afterward Sunday evening, stated MOH.
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On Saturday, the tripartite advisory on managing extra manpower and accountable retrenchment was up to date to supply extra steerage on how employers ought to lay off staff, as additional job cuts are anticipated amid the COVID-19 disaster.
The newest advisory requires corporations to retain Singaporean staff, tips on how employers can break the information to their staff extra sensitively, in addition to to make coaching programmes a part of the post-retrenchment package deal.
A guidelines on find out how to conduct retrenchments correctly was added as nicely.
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Like many international locations, Singapore’s economic system has been battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The nation entered a recession within the second quarter after non-essential companies have been shuttered as a part of measures to include infections throughout an virtually two-month-long “circuit breaker” interval.
On Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat stated given the size of the COVID-19 disaster, the federal government could not have the ability to save each enterprise and job.
The Authorities would nevertheless proceed to help each employee, Mr Heng stated, including that each employers and job seekers need to hold an open thoughts and be keen to adapt and modify.
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