Tag: foreign worker dormitories

Faisal Manap: Did in-principle President Halimah Yacob know the exact amount of our reserves?

UPDATE (as of June 10, 5.50pm) :  DPM Heng addressed the following points in the Fortitude Budget Debate Round-Up Speech on 5 June 2020: C17. Mr Faisal Manap and Mr Dennis Tan asked if the President was given information on the amount available in the reserves when the Government...

Daily brief: Coronavirus update for June 7, 2020, five asymptomatic from increasing number of community cases

Singapore - A total of 344 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (June 6), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 37,527 cases with 25 reported deaths. Of the 344 new cases, 337 belong to...

Singaporeans “should take a good hard look at our own racism”

Singapore — Lest Singaporeans jump on the #BlackLivesMatter bandwagon too quickly, there has been a call for us all to "take a good hard look at our own racism". The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week at the hands of the police has sparked...

Daily brief: Coronavirus update for June 4, 2020, new clusters traced

Singapore - A total of 569 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (June 3), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 36,405 cases with 24 reported deaths. Of the 569 new cases, 562 belong to...

Several Singaporeans unhappy about new workers’ dormitories being built near residential area

Singapore—The news that new dormitories will be built with better standards for migrant workers was greeted with some dismay by several Singaporeans. The annoucement was made by the National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (June 1). The point that some of the dormitories would be built...

Ho Ching: Don’t jump to conclusions regarding the dormitory Covid-19 outbreaks

Singapore – Temasek Holdings CEO, Ho Ching, took to Facebook to advise everyone not to “jump to conclusions that the crowded and cramped conditions of dorms are the cause of dorm outbreaks” and to understand that cultural norms play a role in such instances. Mdm...

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...