Seven new COVID-19 cases in Singapore

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore reported seven new COVID-19 cases as of noon yesterday, bringing the national total to 57,911.

Of the new infections, one is in the community and another case is a dormitory resident, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in its daily preliminary update.

There were also five imported cases, all of whom were placed on stay-home notice upon arrival in Singapore.

On Saturday, the tripartite advisory on managing excess manpower and responsible retrenchment was updated to provide more guidance on how employers should lay off workers, as further job cuts are expected amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The latest advisory calls for companies to retain Singaporean workers, guidelines on how employers can break the news to their workers more sensitively, as well as to make training programmes part of the post-retrenchment package.

A checklist on how to conduct retrenchments properly was added as well.

People at North Bridge Road, Singapore. PHOTO: CNA