SINGAPORE - Finance Minister Lawrence Wong will give an update in Parliament shortly after 3pm on Monday (July 5) on the support measures for businesses and workers affected by the latest Covid-19 measures.
Mr Wong's ministerial statement will outline the Government's support measures for phase two and phase three (heightened alert), as well as the funding approach for these measures.
This comes ahead of a Supplementary Supply Bill to effect the reallocation of funds for the measures earlier announced.
Singapore tightened measures for a month from May 16 to stem a rise in community Covid-19 cases, including a ban on dining in at eateries. The curbs were progressively eased from June 14, and are expected to be further eased soon.
Read stories from Finance Minister Lawrence Wong's ministerial statement:
- Larger groups of five diners expected to be allowed from July 12
- Additional Covid-19 support measures for companies, workers, to cost $1.2 billion
- Additional $1.2b Covid-19 govt support measures: How will S'pore firms and workers benefit?
- Temporary bridging loan, enhanced enterprise financing schemes for SMEs extended till March 2022
- Global outlook uncertain but S'pore's GDP still set to grow 4% to 6% this year
- S'pore's fiscal deficit is $11 billion, same as earlier estimates, no further draw on reserves