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  1. Singapore - - Law, Act

    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-09 | SGP-2020-L-109961

    An Act to provide temporary measures, and deal with other matters, relating to the COVID‑19 pandemic, and to make a consequential amendment to the Property Tax Act (Chapter 254 of the 2005 Revised Edition).

    In summary, the Act set out temporary measures for businesses and individuals impacted by the measures taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19. It also sets out the criteria under which the Government can institute a Control Order to limit the movement of people or certain persons. These include: closing or limiting access to facilities; restricting the time, manner or extent for the carrying out of any business, undertaking or work; prohibiting or restricting the conduct of or participation in any event or gathering in any premises (see Part VII Article 34).

    In addition the Act:
    - suspends contractual obligations under a range of scheduled contracts;
    - provides mechanisms for financial relief to financially distressed individuals, businesses and firms;
    - sets out alternative arrangements for the conduct of company meetings
    - introduces measures to keep courts functioning through remote communications technology
    - restricts certain activities by the general public to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  2. Singapore - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Control Order) Regulations 2020 (S 254/2020). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2020-04-07 | SGP-2020-R-110014

    The regulations implement the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (No. 14 of 2020) and provide further details for enterprises on safe management measures for customer operations and safe management measures for workplaces.

  3. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (Act 29 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-10-04 | SGP-2019-L-109959

    An Act to impose obligations relating to the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic waste and food waste, to require reporting of packaging imported into or used in Singapore, to regulate persons operating producer responsibility schemes, and to promote resource sustainability.

  4. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act 2019 (Act 18 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-28 | SGP-2019-L-109960

    An Act to prevent the electronic communication in Singapore of false statements of fact, to suppress support for and counteract the effects of such communication, to safeguard against the use of online accounts for such communication and for information manipulation, to enable measures to be taken to enhance transparency of online political advertisements, and for related matters.

  5. Singapore - - Law, Act

    Criminal Law Reform Act 2019 (Act 15 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2020-01-01 | SGP-2019-L-109958

    An Act to amend the Penal Code (Chapter 224 of the 2008 Revised Edition) and certain other Acts, to update the criminal offences, keep up with technological changes and emerging crime trends, enhance protection for minors and vulnerable victims, harmonise the criminal laws and update the sentencing framework.

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