Tag: foreign worker dormitories

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 7, 2020

Singapore - A total of 788 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Wednesday (May 6), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 20,198 cases with 20 reported deaths. Of the 788 new cases, 759 belong to...

Daily brief: Covid-19 update for May 3, 2020

Singapore - A total of 447 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday (May 2), said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in their latest update. Singapore now has a total of 17,548 cases with 17 reported deaths. Of the 447 new cases, 431 belong to...

Morning brief: Covid-19 update for April 23, 2020

Singapore – With 1,016 new cases of Covid-19 as of Wednesday (April 22), Singapore has crossed the 10,000-mark with a total of 10,141 cases and 12 reported deaths. The Ministry of Health identified eight new clusters, three at Tuas View Square, two at Sungei Kadut...

Gov’t response to workers issues results in PM Lee winning migrants hearts

Singapore—While there has been widespread criticism among Singaporeans especially over the overcrowded and unhygienic conditions of the country’s foreign workers, the Government’s response to the issue has made the workers fans of the government, according to an article from the kopi.co, a longform journalism...

Hot topic: Who should foot the bill for foreign workers’ needs?

Singapore—The issue of the poor living conditions of Singapore’s migrant workers has featured prominently in the news of late, especially since a vast majority of new cases of Covid-19 have been linked to the dormitories where these workers live. Due to the country’s “Circuit Breaker”...

Covid-19 nightmare: The whole world is full of dormitories, including one massive one at our neighbourhood doorstep

I was wondering how or even whether to add to the understandable outcry over the surging number of new Covid-19 cases the last few days and the state of the dormitories housing our foreign workers when someone WhatsApp’ed me a BBC News article: “Coronavirus:...