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Singapore's foreign workers 'numb' as no end to COVID-19 pandemic confinement in sight

ABC News, Singapore, 30 September 2021 - Bangladeshi national Sarker Dilip contracted COVID-19 while working in Singapore last year but considers himself one of the lucky ones.

The 32-year-old made a trip to Dhaka last February at the start of the pandemic before strict rules restricting the movements of Singapore's 300,000 foreign workers came into force.

"I am lucky because I went home for 15 days to attend my brother's marriage and was able to come back to Singapore last March," he told the ABC.

"But many people have not been able to go home for a long time and are still in Singapore and not able to move around."

Apart from not being allowed to fly home for visits during the pandemic, foreign workers are forbidden from mingling with the general population while employed in Singapore, as infections spike across the island.

They are limited to visiting their places of employment and dormitories, due to fears of them spreading coronavirus.

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Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-30/singapore-foreign-workers-numb-confinement-covid-19-pandemic/100494980

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