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Will S'poreans, migrant workers take different roads after pandemic?

Post-Covid-19, let's not return to the way we used to view the migrant worker community here

The outbreak of Covid-19 in the migrant worker community was a reckoning for the Singaporean conscience. PHOTO: ST FILE
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You learn new rituals in a pandemic. Before we start our weeknight shifts at the migrant workers' clinic, we don our personal protective equipment (PPE).

I tug the tight straps of the N95 mask over my head and pinch the metal strip over my nose. Sanitiser. Then the protective gown, closed up at the back with masking tape. More sanitiser. Hairnet, face shield. One pair of gloves, taped around my wrists to form a makeshift seal. Second pair of gloves. More sanitiser.

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