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42 more foreign worker dormitories cleared of COVID-19: MOM

42 more dormitories housing about 4,000 residents have been cleared of COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and the Inter-agency Task Force (ITF).

These comprise one Purpose-Built Dormitory (PBD), 39 Factory-Converted Dormitories and two Construction Temporary Quarters.

A total of 132 dormitories and 14 Blocks of Recovered Workers in PBDs have been cleared of the coronavirus.

Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

As more blocks and dormitories are cleared, and new dormitories become available over the next few months, authorities will progressively reduce the density of migrant workers’ living space.

"As we continue to gradually resume work, we urge all dormitory operators, employers and workers to remain vigilant and ensure that the Safe Working and Safe Living measures are rigorously followed," MOM and ITF said in a press statement. 

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