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Congregational prayers to be allowed in dormitories during Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures

Dormitory operators will be allowed to organise congregational prayer sessions within dormitories for workers observing the month of Ramadan, subject to safe distancing measures. Congregational prayers will be held for the evening prayers (Terawih) during Ramadan and morning…

MOM unveils onboarding centre for new migrant workers; COVID-19 jabs to begin at 30 dorms

MOM unveiled on Fri a one-stop centre in Punggol for new migrant workers to complete their stay-home notice, get the necessary medical examination as well as the support to settle in. Located at a quick build dormitory, the…

Easing of movement restrictions for migrant workers to be done progressively: Lawrence Wong

Plans to relax the restrictions on the movements of migrant workers will be implemented progressively, when more of them have been vaccinated and infection rates remain under control, said the multi-ministry task force co-chair Lawrence Wong on Wed.…

Risky for migrant workers in dorms to mix freely with general population while Covid-19 is still circulating: PM Lee

With Covid-19 still circulating in Singapore, it will be too much of a risk to have migrant workers from dormitories mixing freely with the general population, said PM Lee. “We are actively working to make sure that their…

All dorms to be regulated under Foreign Employee Dormitories Act: MOM

To help the authorities prevent and more quickly contain disease outbreak in the dormitories, all dormitories will be regulated under a single law – the Foreign Employee Dormitories Act (Feda), Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said…

Migrant workers able to visit recreation centres up from 1 to 3 times a week: Tan See Leng

From this month onwards, migrant workers in Singapore will be able to have more opportunities to visit recreation centres (RCs), as the country further eases dormitory restrictions that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second…

MOM to pilot onboarding centres for newly arrived migrant workers

Newly arrived migrant workers will soon be housed in centres where they will complete their stay-home notice, medical examination and orientation programme all at once. Called the Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre, MOM said on Wed the new facilities…

1 dormitory resident among 11 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore

A dormitory resident was among the 11 new COVID-19 cases reported in Singapore as of noon on Sun, MOH said in its daily update. The remaining 10 infections were imported and had been placed on stay-home notice upon…

4 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 1 in foreign worker dorm at Kranji Way

A migrant worker who lives in a dormitory located on Kranji Way was the sole locally transmitted case of Covid-19 here on Tues. The remaining three cases are all imported, MOH said. MOH said that the 35-year-old Bangladeshi…

A year since COVID-19, dorm life leaves migrant workers still hoping for better

Their dining area remains empty — the workers are not allowed to eat there. And so Omar Sakib must have his meals in his room instead, with his 11 other roommates. They cannot “gather” in the dormitory corridors…

COVID-19: Singapore confirms 15 new cases, 1 in dormitory

MOH confirmed 15 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore on Wed, taking the country’s total case count to 59,747. There is one new case of locally-transmitted infection, who resides in a dormitory. In addition, there are 14 imported cases,…

Most Singaporeans, PRs want to improve welfare of foreign workers

Most Singaporeans and PRs want to improve the welfare of migrant workers and are willing to pay more to companies that provide better working and living conditions to these workers, with the majority willing to pay between 5…

Migrant workers happy with their working and living conditions

Migrant workers are generally contented with their working and living conditions here, though some think their salaries are insufficient due to the high cost of living in Singapore. Most of them also want to integrate more with the…

Singaporean who issues stay-home notice tracking devices at Changi Airport among 24 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore

A Singaporean man who works at Changi Airport issuing electronic monitoring devices to incoming travellers on stay-home notice was among the 24 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore as of noon on Sun, said MOH. The 43-year-old man,…

Migrant worker in dormitory is first case of Covid-19 reinfection detected in S’pore: MOH

Singapore has detected its first case of likely Covid-19 reinfection, a 28-year-old work permit holder who resides in a dormitory, MOH said on Sat. It had identified the reinfection in consultation with an expert panel after a rostered…

25 new COVID cases in Singapore, including 1 community, 1 in dorm

MOH confirmed 25 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore as of Fri, taking the country’s total case count to 59,629. There are two new cases of locally-transmitted infection, one from the community and one from a dormitory. The remaining…

Migrant workers in higher-risk dorms to get Covid-19 vaccines first: Tan See Leng

Migrant workers in dormitories will be vaccinated by the end of this year, the same timeline as for the rest of Singapore, Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng said in Parliament on Mon. The workers – among…

Recent Covid-19 infections in S’pore dorms likely to be isolated cases, say experts

The first Covid-19 infections picked up in foreign worker dormitories in a month are likely to be sporadic cases, experts have told ST. They said there was no need for alarm unless more cases start cropping up, while…

COVID-19: All travellers to be tested upon arrival in Singapore, including citizens and PRs

All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will have to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival into Singapore from 11.59pm on 24 Jan. With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases around the world, MOH said on Sat that…

Recently arrived foreign worker staying at a Tuas dormitory has Covid-19, one among 38 new cases in Singapore

A migrant worker who just arrived from India last month was found to have Covid-19 this week after he started work in the construction line. It was the first case at a foreign worker dormitory since Dec 15…

Coronavirus: Bangladeshi migrant worker sues Singapore employer for locking him in room for 43 hours

A Bangladeshi migrant worker is suing his ex-employer and dormitory operator in Singapore, accusing them of “false imprisonment” after he was locked in his room during a coronavirus outbreak. Most of Singapore’s more than 58,000 cases have been…

Newly arrived foreign workers to serve extra 7 days at designated facility after 14-day stay-home notice: MOM

From Wed, foreign workers who have been approved to enter Singapore and stay in migrant worker dormitories will have to put up at a designated facility and go through an extra seven-day testing regime there. They will have…

Calls to ease restrictions on migrant workers amid S’pore’s phase 3 miss larger issues: Tan See Leng

People calling for restrictions on migrant workers to be loosened as the country progresses towards phase three are missing the larger issues, said Second Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng. Phase three of Singapore’s reopening, which begins on…

Coronavirus: How Singapore went from hero to zero, and back to hero again

Since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe this year, cities from Asia to US and Europe have become stuck in a cycle. Cases rise, so they lock down. Cases fall, so they ease the measures. Then cases rise…

Migrant workers get back to cooking and daily runs after communal activities resume in dorms

For seven months this year, Mr Zhang Jinlei stayed inside his dormitory room. He could not freely leave its compounds except when work resumed, as part of the authorities’ measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in…

16 new COVID cases in Singapore, including dorm resident and 1-year-old boy

MOH confirmed 16 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore including one locally-transmitted case as of Tues, taking the country’s total to 58,341. The remaining fifteen cases are imported, who were either placed on the stay-home notice or isolated upon…

47 per cent of migrant workers in S’pore dorms have had a Covid-19 infection, say Manpower and Health Ministries

Almost half of migrant workers living in dormitories have had a Covid-19 infection, the authorities said on Mon. As of Sun, 54,505 such workers have tested positive for the virus via a PCR test. Another 98,289 had a…

Covid-19: Migrant workers to be allowed back into community once a month in pilot scheme in early 2021

As Singapore enters the final phase of reopening its economy after a partial lockdown earlier in the year, it will relax movement restrictions on migrant workers, including allowing them to be among the community once a month. This…

8 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, with 7 imported and 1 in dormitory

Singapore reported eight new cases of Covid-19 on Fri, seven of which were imported. The remaining case was locally transmitted — a foreign worker who stays in a dormitory and who had no symptoms. All his close contacts…

Restrictions on migrant workers in Singapore being gradually eased

Migrant workers from approved dormitories can now use communal cooking facilities to whip up their own food on rest days, on top of receiving regular catered meals from their employers on work days. They can also use recreational…

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