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Coronavirus: Singapore imposes strict measures on migrant workers as it looks to resume some construction in June

South China Morning Post, Singapore, 15 May 2020 - Construction workers in Singapore will not be allowed to mingle with others on work sites and on their days off when they begin returning to work next month after the city state’s partial “circuit breaker” lockdown ends, authorities said on Friday.
Only those who have recovered from the coronavirus or who have tested negative for it will be allowed to resume work. Employers will need to track the health status of workers and ensure they comply with the rules.

All workers on one project must be housed in the same accommodation. They must go for regular coronavirus testing and return on designated transport to their living quarters. Employers will need to assign them to specific work zones and stagger break times to ensure they cannot mingle. Workers will be given individually packed meals and cannot socialise with people outside their immediate teams of workers since break times are also staggered.

This is “so that even if transmission were to happen on the worksite, it will not go back and infect multiple dormitories, it will be contained,” National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said.

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Source: https://www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3084661/coronavirus-singapore-imposes-strict-measures-migrant

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