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VIRUS OUTBREAK

Workplace closure rule catches businesses off guard

Some are shifting from split-team ops to work-from-home; others seeking clarification on whether new rules apply to them

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John Cheng, director of Cheng Yew Heng Candy Factory, says: "I'm hoping that with the new measures, public transport won't be so crowded and it will lower the risk for (our essential workers) coming to work."

Singapore

SINGAPORE'S move to close nearly all workplaces from next week caught businesses by surprise, even as most have gradually implemented business continuity measures amid the unfolding virus outbreak.

The government on Friday ordered companies to shutter work premises and...

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