Migrant workers in their room at the WestLite Toh Guan dormitory in Singapore. Photo: EPA
Migrant workers in their room at the WestLite Toh Guan dormitory in Singapore. Photo: EPA

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How did migrant worker dormitories become Singapore’s biggest coronavirus cluster?

  • Cases in the island nation have more than quadrupled in the past two weeks, propelled by a surge in infections among migrant workers
  • The government has upped its efforts amid criticism, with former diplomat Bilahari Kausikan saying ‘we did drop the ball on foreign workers’

Migrant workers in their room at the WestLite Toh Guan dormitory in Singapore. Photo: EPA
Migrant workers in their room at the WestLite Toh Guan dormitory in Singapore. Photo: EPA
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