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ST rates S'pore's response to Covid-19: Handling the situation in migrant worker dorms

HPB staff taking swabs from migrant workers at the Cochrane Recreation Centre in Sembawang in October 2020. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Migrant worker dormitories were badly hit by Covid-19 early on, reporting hundreds of cases daily before the virus had made inroads into the wider community.

While the authorities' response was speedy in some ways - such as setting up Forward Assurance and Support Teams to manage worker welfare - those involved said other aspects could have been handled better.

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