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The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will provide economic relief to passenger vessel owners and operators, as well as passenger terminal operators, who have seen a drop in passenger volumes due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) outbreak. This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Mr Heng Swee Keat, …

In February 2020, the PPSP was introduced to provide targeted assistance to the Point-to-Point (P2P) sector and its drivers who have been impacted by COVID-19. Since then, the Government has received much feedback from the taxi and Private Hire Car (PHC) industry, which we have carefully considered. In particular, P2P operators have observed a sustained …

With greater awareness around safe distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Infocomm Media Development Authority, (“IMDA”), together with industry partners, has embarked on a national community effort with a call to Singaporeans to “Stay Healthy, Go Digital”, encouraging people to continue with their daily lives while staying healthy through digital means. This collaboration aims to …

NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) today announced the launch of a Priority Shopping Hour trial to improve safe distancing measures for vulnerable segments of the community – including members of the Pioneer Generation (PG), persons with disabilities (PWDs) and pregnant women – when they shop for their daily necessities. The initiative, which will take effect on 30 …

Singapore Airlines (“SIA”) will be cutting 96% of the capacity that had been originally scheduled up to end-April, given the further tightening of border controls around the world over the last week to stem the Covid-19 outbreak. This will result in the grounding of around 138 SIA and SilkAir aircraft, out of a total fleet …

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued an advisory to all financial institutions (FIs) in Singapore, telling them to implement safe distancing measures in all aspects of their business operations, especially customer touch points.  This is part of the national effort to reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19. FIs were asked to …

From 27 March 2020, 0900 hours, all travellers arriving in Singapore, including residents [Singapore Citizens (SC), Permanent Residents (PR)], and Long-Term Pass (LTP) holders (Student’s Pass, Dependant’s Pass, Work Pass and Long-Term Visit Pass Holders), must submit a health declaration before proceeding with immigration clearance. They will have to do so via the SG Arrival …

The realisation that life is going to change for a good while is starting to take hold. To flatten the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak, radical measures of social distancing are currently being rolled out in an increasing number of countries. People are being urged – or instructed – to isolate themselves at home. In …

On 13 March 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced various safe distancing measures to be taken to reduce the risk of local spread of COVID-19. Such measures are to limit large numbers of people gathering in close proximity over a prolonged period of time. Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore Food …

To help support and supplement current contact tracing efforts, Government Technology Agency (GovTech), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), has developed a mobile app called TraceTogether. The app launched on 20 March. TraceTogether supports nationwide efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. By downloading the app and consenting to participate in TraceTogether, users …