MOM clears 31 more dormitories housing 3,700 residents of COVID-19

31 more dormitories in Singapore have been cleared of COVID-19 with effect from Tuesday, June 23, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a press statement.

These comprise 27 Factory-Converted Dormitories and four Construction Temporary Quarters. Four Blocks for Recovered Workers (BRWs) in three Purpose-Built Dormitories (PBD) have also been cleared.

These residences house about 3,700 residents.

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

This development takes the total number to 163 dormitories and 18 BRWs in 11 PBDs cleared of COVID-19.

As of June 22, about 79,000 migrant workers have been cleared of COVID-19, including those residing in government-provided accommodation facilities, MOM added. Some of the 17,000 residents in these dormitories have resumed working, after taking prescribed measures and preparations before they started working again.

"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 said.