5 S’pore News That You Should Know About That Were Reported Yesterday (11 March 2020)

Let’s face it: in this social media world, exciting and viral news like a cat feeding a baby bear would often appear in your Facebook news feed, while important news like the GDP growth of Singapore this year wouldn’t get the same reach.

It’s understandable since social media platforms would prioritise engaging and viral contents to keep users in their platform.

In order to ensure that you’d still know about important news instead just social news, below are the top five Singapore news that was reported yesterday which you should know, simplified for you in a bite-sized format:

Employers Must Inform MOM If They Roll Out Cost-Cutting Measures

As you know, the Covid-19 is taking its toll, not just on people’s health or the toilet paper supply, but also on the economy.

Businesses are facing bad times and most, if not all, will have to take, or have already taken, cost-cutting measures.

The Ministry of Manpower says any companies taking such actions from 12 Mar onwards will have to inform them.

This is a temporary measure and is meant to make sure that companies have a sense of social responsibility and prevent salary disputes down the road.

You can read more here.

Government Rolling Out Second Stimulus Package For S’pore Economy

Previously, Budget 2020 has allocated $4 billion to help businesses and individuals in Singapore tide over the Covid-19 period.

However, seeing as how the situation has changed for the worse, the government is now prepared to roll out a second package.

The package is still in the works and the various ministries of Singapore have been meeting since 10 days ago to plan things out.

You can read more here.

S’pore 2020 Economic Growth Lowers To 0.6%

According to a poll by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the forecast growth for Singapore’s economy this year has dropped from 1.5% to 0.6%.

The manufacturing industry is expected to contract by 0.3%.

Wholesale and retail by 0.7%; the accommodations and F&B by 1.6%.

It’s not all bad news, though, because the finance and insurance industry, the construction sector and non-oil exports are expected to grow by 1.6%, 2.4% and 0.2% respectively.

You can read more here.

Two Covid-19 Clusters Are Now “Inactive”

The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that out of the 6 Covid-19 clusters in Singapore, two of them are closed and inactive.

They are the Yong Thai Hang health products shop and Grand Hyatt Singapore clusters.

These two clusters did not have links to any new Covid-19 cases for the past 28 days and all 12 cases linked to the clusters have recovered.

You can read more here.

COVID-19 Updates Singapore (11 Mar); 12 New Cases with 3 from RSAF

The authorities have been warning us about the potential of a spike in imported cases, and today, the spike has occurred.

There are 12 new COVID-19 cases today, and like a déjà vu back to January and early February, many of them are imported case.

3 of the newly imported cases are servicemen who had been in France from 15 February 2020 to 7 March 2020 for training. They are a 40-year-old Singaporean, a 31-year-old Singaporean and a 44-year-old Singaporean.

It’s also revealed that an imported case mentioned yesterday, who was in France, was also a RSAF serviceman.

You can read more here.

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