Employers, workers can take steps to support mental well-being during COVID-19 pandemic: MOM

Employers, workers can take steps to support mental well-being during COVID-19 pandemic: MOM

SINGAPORE: Uncertainties in work arrangements caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can have detrimental effects on mental health and authorities here have outlined a range of suggestions to help both employees and employers cope. An inter-agency grouping comprising the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Ministry of Social and Family Development, the Agency for Integrated Care, the Institute of Mental Health […]
Queues for food as COVID-19 pandemic causes pain for jobless Thais

Queues for food as COVID-19 pandemic causes pain for jobless Thais

BANGKOK: Long lines of unemployed relying on free food across Bangkok, scrambles for cash handouts and fishing in fetid canals – Thais are getting increasingly desperate as the COVID-19 pandemic destroys the economy and the government struggles to respond. About...
US Senate approves new US$480b pandemic relief plan

US Senate approves new US$480b pandemic relief plan

WASHINGTON: The US Senate approved a bipartisan, nearly half-trillion-dollar coronavirus relief package on Tuesday (Apr 21), with funding earmarked for devastated small businesses, overwhelmed hospitals, and a ramp-up of testing nationwide during the pandemic. The...