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Singapore prepares to ease circuit breaker measures, but PM Lee cautions the pandemic is 'a marathon, not a sprint'

Amala Balakrishner
Amala Balakrishner6/1/2020 08:44 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Singapore prepares to ease circuit breaker measures, but PM Lee cautions the pandemic is 'a marathon, not a sprint'
"If we all do this, then life can go on more or less normally after the circuit breaker. We don’t want Covid-19 cases to spike up again and be forced to tighten once more,” said PM Lee
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SINGAPORE (Jun 1): Some 40,000 migrant workers who lived in dormitories have been cleared of the coronavirus and given the green light to return to work.

Of these, 12,000 are essential workers who have previously moved out to short-term accommodation sites such as floatels and vacant Housing Development Board (HDB) flats, noted Manpower Minister Josephine Teo at a press conference on Monday.

Another 20,000 over workers have recovered from the coronavirus and have been rehoused into different temporary sites.

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