COVID-19 Daily Update 2020-04-08: 106 New Confirmed Cases, Total 1,481 in SG Now

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As of 08 April 2020, 10am, there are 1,481 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Singapore. On 7 April 2020, there were 106 new confirmed cases.

Of the 106 new cases, 3 are imported cases with travel history

Of the remaining 103, 52 are linked cases.

The remaining 30 are currently unlinked cases. Contact tracing is ongoing.

Singapore COVID-19 cases Apr 7 (1)

Credits: CNA

Social gatherings of any size in both private and public spaces prohibited under new Bill

  • Social gatherings (eg: private parties and social get-togethers) with friends and relatives are no longer allowed
  • However, essential trips for family members are still allowed (eg: caring for elderly parents or for informal childcare arrangements)
  • Bill valid for 6 months, with the Ministry for Law given power to extend it for up to a year
  • Bill empowers minister and relevant authorities to take action against anyone who flouts orders and requirements
  • For first time offenders, the penalty is a fine of up to S$10,000 or imprisonment of up to six months, or both
  • For second or subsequent offences, the penalty is a fine of up to S$20,000, or imprisonment of up to 12 months, or both
  • Learn more here

Solidarity Budget: Adult permanent residents with Singaporean family members to receive S$300 cash payout

  • All adult permanent residents with Singaporean parents, spouses or children will be able to apply for a one-off Solidarity Payment of S$300
  • This is in response to families with Singaporean family members being affected by the economic downturn but unable to benefit from the cash payout
  • Learn more here

Singapore COVID-19 Solidarity Budget cash payouts schedule infographic

Credits: CNA

Bill to allow special arrangements for General Election during COVID-19 outbreak introduced in Parliament

  • Voters who are under COVID-19 stay orders will be able to vote outside of their electoral divisions in the upcoming General Election, in special provisions introduced for the next election
  • This Bill forms part of ELD’s contingency planning for the next GE, which has to be held by 14 April 2021
  • The provisions in the Bill are temporary arrangements, and will only apply to the next GE, and not to any election held after the stipulated date
  • Learn more here
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