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
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’

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