Homeless shelters in Singapore mostly full, with 100 people on wait list

With the coronavirus outbreak, more of those who have been sleeping on the streets are asking to go into a shelter.
With the coronavirus outbreak, more of those who have been sleeping on the streets are asking to go into a shelter.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - As the economic and social fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic continues to bite, the 21 temporary shelters for the homeless in Singapore are mostly full and there are about 100 people on the wait list.

These Safe Sound Sleeping Places (S3Ps) are run by community and religious groups, which voluntarily open up their premises to provide short-term refuge to those in need of shelter.

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