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Employees with positive Covid-19 antigen rapid test result entitled to paid sick leave: MOM

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Employees with a positive Covid-19 antigen rapid test result should be allowed to work from home if they are able to do so. But if they cannot, employers should treat the period of absence as paid sick leave, said the Ministry of Manpower in an updated ad

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SINGAPORE, Sept 25 — Those with a positive Covid-19 antigen rapid test (ART) result should be allowed to work from home if they are able to do so, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a tripartite advisory published toeday (September 25). 

If working from home is not possible, employers should treat the period of absence as paid sick leave.

This can take the form of paid outpatient sick leave or paid hospitalisation leave, without requiring a medical certificate, sa

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