Plan to let migrant workers into community still on hold after new Covid-19 clusters in dorms over past month

But experts say it is hard to justify the curbs, especially given the impact on mental health

Infectious disease experts say it is hard to justify the restrictions, especially given the impact on mental health. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - A pilot programme to allow migrant workers living in dormitories back into the community remains on hold, 16 months after movement restrictions were introduced to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) told The Sunday Times that this is to protect workers and mitigate the risk of further transmission as new Covid-19 clusters have emerged in dorms over the past month.

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