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Covid-19 infections among migrant workers expected to remain high amid aggressive testing

Amala Balakrishner
Amala Balakrishner5/12/2020 08:20 PM GMT+08  • 4 min read
Covid-19 infections among migrant workers expected to remain high amid aggressive testing
“Our aim is to make sure that as far as possible, all migrant workers are free of infection before resuming work when the sectors gradually reopen,” said Health Minister Gan Kim Yong
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SINGAPORE (May 12): The number of migrant workers testing positive for Covid-19 is likely to “remain high for some time” as aggressive testing is carried out among those living in dormitories, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said at a press conference on Tuesday.

Gan, who also chairs the Covid-19 multi-ministry taskforce added that this serves to ensure that the workers are healthy and well enough to return to work, when the time comes.

“The taskforce has drawn up a plan to allow migrant workers residing in the dormitories including both the purpose-built dormitories as well as factory-converted dormitories, to be progressively cleared so that they can safely return to work when the time comes,” he stressed.

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