Singapore in final stretch of clearing dormitories of COVID-19, says Multi-Ministry Taskforce

File photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong
File photo courtesy: Facebook/Lawrence Wong

Singapore’s Multi-Ministry Taskforce has said that it is in the final stretch of dormitory clearances of the novel coronavirus, which will allow the vast majority of workers to resume work by mid to late August. 

They have stated that the Inter-agency Taskforce will complete the testing of all workers in the dormitories by August 7, which means that all the dormitories will be COVID-cleared. The only exception will be several standalone blocks which serve as quarantine facilities.

“The workers in these quarantine facilities will be tested when their isolation ends, and case counts will remain high. After completing their isolation, most of the workers will be able to resume work once the dormitory operators and employers complete the necessary preparations to do so in a safe manner,” the statement said. 

Government agencies are also working with the employers to ensure that workers practise safe living and safe distancing measures at sites and dormitories to prevent a second wave of infections. 

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