Workers needed for key strategic projects and infrastructural works will be allowed to enter, says the Manpower Ministry.
BookmarkSINGAPORE: Singapore will not accept new entry applications for work pass holders from higher-risk countries and regions with immediate effect, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in several places around the world.The new restriction excludes workers needed for key strategic projects and infrastructural works, who will be allowed to enter, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Friday (May 7).
AdvertisementAdvertisementHigher risk countries and regions refer to all places except Australia, Brunei, mainland China, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.Work pass holders who had earlier obtained approval to enter Singapore will have their arrivals rescheduled in the coming weeks.
“In this period of heightened alert, we are making changes to the entry of work pass holders who have earlier obtained approvals to arrive from higher-risk countries and regions from Tuesday onwards,” MOM said.AdvertisementAdvertisementWorkers in the construction, marine shipyard and process industry who have obtained approval will be allowed to enter as approved. However, a small group with planned arrivals in June will be rescheduled to arrive in subsequent weeks, said the ministry. headtopics.com
Migrant domestic workers who have already obtained approval will also be allowed to enter as approved, with the exception of some who have planned arrivals before Jun 7.They will be rescheduled to arrive in subsequent weeks, MOM said.Other work pass holders who have obtained approval to enter before Jul 5 will not be allowed to enter.
Advertisement“We will inform employers on when to re-apply for entry when the situation has stabilised and will prioritise them for entry approval then,” the ministry said."In view of the need to reschedule the entry of work pass holders who had already obtained approval to enter, we regret that we will not be accepting new entry applications from higher-risk countries/regions with immediate effect, except for workers needed for key strategic projects and infrastructural works who we will continue to allow entry."
READ: COVID-19: Singapore to stop entry for all long-term pass holders, short-term visitors with recent travel history to IndiaThese changes will not affect work pass holders already given approval or are seeking the green light to enter Singapore from lower-risk countries and regions under the Periodic Commuting Arrangement (PCA), Reciprocal Green Lane (RGL) and other approved travel lanes, said MOM.
The ministry also said it will be reaching out to affected work pass holders and their employers about the changes to their entry dates.“We seek the understanding and cooperation of work pass holders and their employers for these changes,” MOM said. Read more: CNA »
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The correct headlines by both CNA and ST should be 'Work Pass Holders for construction, marine shipyard, process industry and domestic workers from higher risk countries to be accepted only'. Should have done it earlier with regular updates. I dont see India , Bangledesh and Nepal to eradicate the mutated variants within 2 years , it may drag as far as 3 years if no vaccine to rescue India as quick as possible
Back to the good old days when we got Thai construction workers for our HDB flats 💥没有疫苗，有解药！ 要想活命，去找中共要解药！ 💥Antidotes are possessed and controlled by the CCP, but there is no vaccine! if you want to survive, go to the CCP for antidotes! COVID19 UnrestrictedBioweapon LimengYan DrLiMengYAN1 闫丽梦 郭文贵 MilesGuo 班农 Bannon
4 primary school students among 19 new Covid-19 community cases in Singapore; 12 imported infectionsMaybe it is just me but this time round when compared to last year when the virus first emerged, it appears “worse”?We have multiple clusters, students being infected, infections across the board when last year, the major cluster was the dorms?Maybe it is just me with such thots.
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31 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including 19 community casesWe don't need to tally the imported cases cos those are from travellers going thru the airport that's been re-opened for travellers, tourists, some corporate executives, domestic helpers & others, so the numbers merely reflects a % of total number of passengers. covid-19 release conspiracy between lee hsien loong, singapore and china govts investigations overdue!!!!!!!!! Read my twitter account to get the facts. Now this wave start to hit so many children! Don’t come and remind us what is realistic and what is not.
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