Tag: foreign workers dormitories

Lesson from S’pore’s Covid-19 outbreak: The stone left unturned

Singapore has been receiving much attention for its latest wave of Covid-19 cases —a wave so large that it catapulted the island nation to the top of the list of South-east Asian countries with confirmed infections. On Sunday (May 3), Singapore has 18,205 Covid-19 cases,...

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 1, 2020

Singapore - A total of 528 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Thursday (April 30), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 16,169 cases. A 58-year-old female Singapore citizen, case 703, passed away due to Covid-19...

Shanmugam: Gov’t to take legal action against those who spread falsehoods about migrant workers’ dorms

Singapore—In a Zoom conference on Wednesday (Apr 29), Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam pointed out that there have been individuals who are spreading falsehoods online concerning the conditions of the dormitories of migrant workers. They do this to fuel fear and panic,...

Critical Spectator lambasts ‘do-gooders’ who fault the Govt for Covid-19 outbreak among foreign workers

Singapore—Polish blogger Michael Petraeus, who is known as Critical Spectator online and who has made his decidedly pro-administration views very clear, apparently has very little patience with those he terms as the “caring do-gooders” who are speaking out on the issue of foreign workers’...

Josephine Teo and K Shanmugam visit dormitory of Covid-19 positive foreign worker who was found dead

Singapore—A foreign worker who had tested positive for Covid-19 was found dead on Thursday (Apr 23) morning at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH). He was an Indian national who was 46 years old.  The deceased, case 8,190 on the database of the Ministry of Health,...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 24, 2020

As of 8 am, April 24, 2020: World count There are now 2,682,225 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 877,489 infections, followed by Spain (213,024) and Italy (189,973).  There have been 187,330 deaths worldwide, and 732,647 have...

Police free 21 foreign workers locked in dormitory room since Friday

Singapore—Twenty-one foreign workers who have been locked in a single room since Friday (Apr 17) because of fears of coronavirus spread were rescued by police on Tuesday night (Apr 21), said migrant workers’ group Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2).The group had brought the workers'...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 22, 2020

As of 8 am, April 22, 2020: World count exceeds 2.5 million There are now 2,546,527 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 819,866 infections, followed by Spain (204,178) and Italy (183,957).  There have been 175,621 deaths worldwide and 678,557...

Pritam Singh says a “total mindset shift towards foreign workers” is urgent

Singapore—In a Facebook post, Workers’ Party (WP) secretary-general Pritam Singh said that the issues that have recently been in the news concerning the conditions of foreign worker dormitories are not new, but have been brought up by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for years, and were...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 18, 2020

As of 9 am, April 18, 2020: World count There are now 2,224,426 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of cases, with 705,112 infections, followed by Spain (190,859) and Italy (172,431). There have been 153,177 deaths worldwide. The US, again, is on...