Coronavirus Situation in Singapore

Long wait for maids

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult for families to hire new foreign domestic workers.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult for families to hire new foreign domestic workers.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

Financial adviser Wilson Tham had arranged through a maid agency for a helper to arrive in May from the Philippines, a month before his first child was due to be born.

But the Covid-19 pandemic made travel near impossible, said the 37-year-old.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2020, with the headline 'Long wait for maids'. Print Edition | Subscribe