The Big Read: With COVID-19 annihilating jobs, many are feeling the pain – and it will get worse

 In May, Nicholas (not his real name), 27, received an email from the food and beverage (F&B) company where he was employed as a quality control officer. It was during the circuit breaker measures which saw many businesses stop operations, and he and his colleagues had gone on no-pay leave.

Plastic face shields can be used in public, but should be worn with masks to be effective, say experts

While plastic face shields can be used in place of masks while out and about in Singapore, experts advise that surgical or reusable masks should be worn as well for effective protection.