Tens of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine amid the pandemic, and returning to their home countries – including China – is simply not an option. Photo: EPATens of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine amid the pandemic, and returning to their home countries – including China – is simply not an option. Photo: EPA
Tens of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine amid the pandemic, and returning to their home countries – including China – is simply not an option. Photo: EPA

Coronavirus: China’s stranded migrant workers desperate to return home as savings dry up

  • With no income, no job and little hope of returning home, some overseas Chinese workers feel like they are languishing in prison
  • A lack of international flights, much less affordable ones, leave China’s migrant workers competing for airline seats with tourists, pregnant women and children
Topic |   Coronavirus China
Tens of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine amid the pandemic, and returning to their home countries – including China – is simply not an option. Photo: EPATens of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine amid the pandemic, and returning to their home countries – including China – is simply not an option. Photo: EPA
Tens of thousands of foreign workers in Singapore have been put under quarantine amid the pandemic, and returning to their home countries – including China – is simply not an option. Photo: EPA
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