Lunar New Year decorations at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters Lunar New Year decorations at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters
Lunar New Year decorations at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters

How did Singapore pull off its US$19 billion coronavirus Jobs Support Scheme?

  • During lockdown, the city was paying 75 per cent of the first S$4,600 earned by every Singaporean and permanent resident each month
  • The support, which dwarfed schemes in Malaysia and Hong Kong, was made possible by Singapore’s giant reserves, compact size and prescient leaders

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Lunar New Year decorations at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters Lunar New Year decorations at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters
Lunar New Year decorations at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Photo: Reuters
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