COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill - A Multi-Pronged Legislative Response

03 Apr 2020 LegisWatch

The Ministry of Law has just released a draft of the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill (“Bill”) which will address various matters arising on account of the COVID-19 situation.

These include temporary reliefs/measures relating to:

  • inability to perform certain contracts;
  • financially distressed individuals, firms and businesses;
  • conduct of meetings;
  • certain court proceedings; and
  • remission of property tax.

It is expected that the reading of the Bill will be expedited in one Parliament sitting, so it is likely that the Bill will be enacted into law very soon.

This update summarises the salient provisions of the Bill.

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