After three consecutive days of zero community cases in Singapore, there is one new community case.
As of 12:00pm today (31 Mar), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed 34 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
The remaining 33 cases are imported cases. MOH will provide more details about the cases tonight.
This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 60,381.
Overall, the number of new cases in the community has increased from none in the week before to 2 cases in the past week. The number of unlinked cases in the community has also increased from none in the week before to 2 cases in the past week.
MSF Announces Second Round of Support for Eligible Workers Under COVID-19 Recovery Grant; Applications Open 19 Apr
From 19 April 2021, those who meet the criteria at the time of application will be able to apply for a second payout.
The COVID-19 Recovery Grant was launched on 18 January and aims to provide financial support for workers who’ve been significantly affected by job or income losses.
As of 22 March, around S$10 million has been disbursed to more than 10,000 individuals who applied for the grant.
Workers who have been retrenched, terminated, or placed on involuntary no-pay leave for at least three consecutive months will receive up to S$700 for three months.
As for workers whose incomes have been cut by at least 50% for at least three consecutive months, up to S$500 will be provided monthly for three months.
Similarly, self-employed individuals who lost an average of 50% in income for at least three consecutive months, compared with their average monthly income in 2019 or 2020, will receive up to S$500 for three months.
To check if you’re eligible for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant, click here.
From now until 18 April, you can apply for the grant here from 9:00am to 10:00pm every day.
Then, from 19 April till the end of the year, the online application portal will be operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Those applying for a second round of support must submit a new application.
179 Active Cases
There are currently 37 confirmed cases who are still in hospital. Of these, most are stable or improving, and 1 is in critical condition in the intensive care unit.
142 are isolated and cared for at community facilities. These are those who have mild symptoms, or are clinically well but still test positive for COVID-19.
30 have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection.
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