Singapore PM warns of major impact on economy

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic will bring significant long-term impact on the country’s economy. The prime minister also said that Singapore will turn its focus to sectors such as medical services, biotech and food production. At the same time, he warned that salary cuts for workers are inevitable and the government will help struggling companies adapt to the new environment.
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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Greater Brisbane is no longer a COVID hotspot | 7NEWS
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  • Over 1.6 million inoculated against COVID-19 in Beijing
  • New COVID-19 cases plunge the Australian Open into chaos | 7NEWS
  • In This Story: Singapore

    Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in maritime Southeast Asia.

    The country’s territory is composed of one main island, 63 satellite islands and islets, and one outlying islet, the combined area of which has increased by 25% since the country’s independence as a result of extensive land reclamation projects. It has the second greatest population density in the world. The country has almost 5.7 million residents, 61% (3.4 million) of whom are Singaporean citizens. There are four official languages of Singapore: English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil; with English being the lingua franca.

    2 Recent Items: Singapore

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