Tag: foreign worker dormitories

TISG Exclusive: Foreign worker housed at Mandai Lodge 1 exposes poor conditions

In an exclusive with TISG, a foreign worker housed at Mandai Lodge 1 shared photos of the poor conditions he and others had to live in. The worker, who wished to be anonymous, said that he dreaded going back to the lodge daily because of...

Public questions why after 4 months of testing, Covid-19 cases in foreign worker dormitories still in the 3-digits

Singapore – As Covid-19 confirmed cases continue to rise among foreign worker dormitories, members of the public question the efficiency of control measures being applied. The Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 908 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday (August 5), the highest figure since May 1....

Morning brief: Coronavirus update for August 6, 2020

As of 8 am, August 6, 2020: World count: 18,635,877 cases, 11,206,409 recoveries, 702,903 deaths There are now a total of 18,635,877 confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases, with 4,898,839 infections, followed by Brazil (2,858,872) and India (1,908,254). There...

Worker in dorm informed 3 weeks later he was Covid-19 positive

Singapore -- The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) have apologised for an incident involving a migrant worker being informed he had tested positive for Covid-19 three weeks after his swab test. They said the delay was due to an...

Activist says calls for Josephine Teo to step down have been continuous

Singapore—Migrants’ rights activits Kokila Annamalai wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday (July 15) that she has seen continued calls for Manpower Minister Josephine Teo to step down due to allegations of poor management at the dormitories of migrant workers, where the vast majority...

Coronavirus updates: ‘Higher number due to fewer tests’ seen as illogical among online community

Singapore – Members of the public found one of the latest Ministry of Health (MOH) Covid-19 updates "illogical" after it mentioned the cause for the higher number of confirmed cases was due to fewer tests conducted in the past few days. As of Monday noon...

Daily brief- Coronavirus update for June 28, 2020, four new clusters formed

Singapore - A total of 291 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (June 27), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 43,246 cases with 26 reported deaths. Of the 291 new cases, 280 belong to...

Daily brief- Coronavirus update for June 25, 2020, two new clusters formed

Singapore - A total of 191 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (June 24), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 42,623 cases with 26 reported deaths. Of the 191 new cases, 184 belong to...

SDP: Over 20,000 views on Ask Paul Anything episode

Singapore – Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chairman and President-Elect of the International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID), Dr Paul Tambyah, held the fifth episode of his Ask Paul Anything series where he answered burning questions from the public through a live video conference. On Friday...

Daily brief- Coronavirus update for June 21, 2020, no S’porean or Permanent Resident cases found

Singapore - A total of 218 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (June 20), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 41,833 cases with 26 reported deaths. Of the 218 new cases, 216 belong to...