SNAPSHOT: Nearly 20,000 foreign workers will be quarantined for the next 14 days after their dormitories were gazetted as isolation areas, as COVID19 cases rise there
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 120 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (Apr 5), the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began here in January, ...
AdvertisementSingaporeView of an entrance at the S11 Dormitory @ Punggol at 2 Seletar North Link. (Photo: Gaya Chandramohan)05 Apr 2020 07:25PMShare this contentBookmarkSINGAPORE: Singapore reported 120 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday (Apr 5), the biggest daily increase since the outbreak began here in January, bringing the national total to 1,309.
Four of the new cases are imported and the remaining cases are locally transmitted.AdvertisementAdvertisementA"significant number" of the new cases are linked to existing clusters involving two workers' dormitories, S11 Dormitory @ Punggol and Westlite Toh Guan, said the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force in a press conference.
S11 Dormitory @ Punggol has 22 new cases and Westlite Toh Guan has 10 new cases.2 DORMS GAZETTED AS ISOLATION AREASGiven these figures, the Ministry of Health has gazetted the two dormitories as isolation areas.AdvertisementAdvertisementA total of 19,800 workers across the two dormitories have been placed under quarantine and will have to stay in their rooms for the next 14 days.
Meals will be provided for the workers, as well as healthcare supplies including masks, thermometers and hand sanitiser, said the task force.Further safe distancing measures will also be implemented at all other worker dormitories, including staggering of meal times and minimising the inter-mingling of workers.
However it should be made clear that foreign workers do not inherently have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, said Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong."It's not an issue of targeting a particular group, they are not of higher risk," said Mr Wong.
"The issue we have here is foreign worker dorms have now emerged as a cluster of infection, a new vector for transmission, despite the precautions we have taken."Meanwhile the authorities are readying the Singapore Expo as a community care facility, according to Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
"The Singapore Expo is being prepared as the next community care facility," he told reporters. Read more: CNA »
MOM_sg govsingapore Agents/ recruiters of foreign workers earn vr big commisison. Employers (hawker centres, wet markets, HDB councils) pay them salaries but almost half go to agents’ commission forever workers work here. Gov pls check agents income & require them to build dorm It is better to take action now than none. Believed SGP government proactiveness and action taken to prevent further spread will be effective. Let fight the virus as a Singaporean, as a family and as a Nation.
dont worry la , their dorm spread wont go very far , still will be within their community . MOM and MOH easier to deal with that seriously , i am calmer than two days ago when we got some unlink cases . Worker’s dormitories in Singapore. BilldeBlasio NYGovCuomo Singapore is super hot humid&covid19 not abating there. Maybe hot soapy water pressure washed over everything will help. But summer could be bad because flecks of sweat flying all over the place. CGTNOfficial
Scary leh siowwwwww!!!! very serious cases !😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢 Emplyers should look after their workers. Shorten the working hours so that they are not tired at the end of the day, to take care of their hygiene. IsabelleLimCNA Trolls here stop enough of your lame comment! IsabelleLimCNA Just stay safe and socially responsible. With the crowds mirroring in most stores on IKEA, Supermarkets complicates things. People are still being irresponsible. The government has done their part. Stop whining and be socially responsible! SGUnited
Do they use bidets in those dorms? Could bidets be spreading the virus too? ffs Kudos to the leadership of Ministry of Manpower? Isn't it common sense to tighten measures much earlier at the dormitories (huge congregation of people like religious places) for the vulnerable group who are helping contribute to Singapore? Simply disappointing! Pray for our Army
Yes pls, the living conditions are the contributing factor, defo must isolate, the next few days &/ wks r very critical 🙏🤞 🙏🤞Be prepared for the next few days,😭future cases are likely linked to workers' dormitories & those returning fr overseas Not surprised. These workers mostly hangout together at selected places on their off days. So, if one infected, can easily spread to the rest of the community.
Will we see an Ikea cluster too? Idgi, why are people queueing up to go to Ikea? Wtf? Maybe a bubble tea cluster too since ppl can’t fking stay at home and have to queue for shit like this. Can see lots of cases in Schools too ,how it was considered to be safest place earlier 😱 Plz guys be responsible ;(
Stay safe & be socially responsible everyone! Wow I thought govsingapore would be doing much better Mostly South Asian I believed!
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