Tag: foreign worker dormitories

Daily brief: Coronavirus update for May 31, 2020; decreasing numbers of new cases in community

Singapore - A total of 506 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (May 30), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 34,366 cases with 23 reported deaths. Of the 506 new cases, 501 belong to...

Daily brief: Coronavirus update for May 28, 2020, new cluster after 3 days

Singapore - A total of 533 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (May 27), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 32,876 cases with 23 reported deaths. Of the 533 new cases, 529 belong to...

Dorms at sea for foreign workers: Old idea refloated

Singapore – Members of the online community have commented on a refloated suggestion to have offshore housing for foreign workers, with many highlighting underlying issues apart from overcrowded dormitories. Based on an opinion piece published by straitstimes.com on Saturday (May 23), the proposal was introduced...

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 24, 2020, increase in new cases within the community

Singapore - A total of 642 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (May 23), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 31,068 cases with 23 reported deaths. Of the 642 new cases, 631 belong to...

Singapore: The ‘new normal’ and never going back to ‘normal’

Singapore— There are many things to get used to as Singapore enters the first phase of the easing of “circuit breaker” restrictions, with more situations becoming part of our “new normal,” which incidentally also seems to be the catchphrase of the season. Phase 1 of...

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 21, 2020

Singapore - A total of 570 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (May 20), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 29,364 cases with 22 reported deaths. Of the 570 new cases, 562 belong to...

Foreign worker dormitory erupts in cheers after 3 days of Covid-19 tests

A video clip featuring a foreign worker dormitory resonating with applause after three days of Covid-19 tests being conducted, has been circulated on the internet. A netizen on Sunday (May 17) shared a video with the Facebook group Singapore Matters of a rather heart-warming and uplifting scene....

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 17, 2020

Singapore - A total of 465 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (May 16), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 27,356 cases with 22 reported deaths. According to the MOH, the lower number of...

“We should not be overly alarmed” by Covid-19 cases in dorms: Josephine Teo

Singapore — Manpower Minister Josephine Teo took to Facebook on Thursday (May 14) to appeal to Singaporeans to "not be overly alarmed" over the high numbers of Covid-19  cases among migrant workers, as these are but results of comprehensive testing. While a few of those...

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 14, 2020

Singapore - A total of 675 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (May 13), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 25,346 cases with 21 reported deaths. Of the 675 new cases, 671 belong to...