Dorm life one year on: Singapore workers adapt to safety steps but labour crunch an issue

In April 2020, Singapore raced to quell the spike in Covid-19 cases, especially at foreign worker dormitories. Today, while still unable to travel into the community, workers say their living situation has improved.

SINGAPORE - Like clockwork, marine worker Miah Md Liton, 34, checks in using SafeEntry and takes his temperature when he arrives at his workplace in Shipyard Road at 7am.

At a daily briefing before he starts his work, which involves fixing and welding pipes for ships, the Bangladeshi is reminded to keep a safe distance of at least 1m from his co-workers.

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