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

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.


Government to build 11 new dorms over two years, appeals against Nimby attitude

SINGAPORE (Jun 1): Singapore is looking to set up 60,000 additional bed spaces for migrant workers by the end of the year, with another 100,000 to be completed in the next few years.


Parts of construction sector to resume operations; don't expect 'big party' after June 1, says Gan

SINGAPORE (May 15): Singapore’s construction sector will gradually resume operations, starting with critical projects once the circuit breaker ends on Jun 1.


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

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, Heal


New facilities housing mildly ill or recovering migrant workers in dormitories to come; Singaporeans to remain vigilant as community transmission eases

SINGAPORE (May 1): Dormitories severely affected by the coronavirus are set to have on-site Community Care Facilities (CCFs) to house Covid-19 positive migrant workers who display mild symptoms or


Record high 942 new cases sees Singapore's tally inching towards 6,000; stay-home notice issued to all work permit holders in construction sector

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Singapore reported its highest single day spike of 942 cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the republic to 5,992.


New Covid-19 cases hits 623, taking Singapore's tally past 5,000 mark, but Minister Lawrence Wong warns of a 'long fight' ahead

SINGAPORE (Apr 18): Singapore reported 623 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of infections in the republic to 5,050.


Covid-19 within workers' dorms to crimp construction sector

SINGAPORE (Apr 17): Two months ago, 22-year-old Murugan left his village in Tamil Nadu to work for a construction company in Singapore.


'Circuit breaker' no longer precautionary, but necessary as Covid-19 cases continue to surge

SINGAPORE (Apr 5): While a “circuit breaker” that takes effect on Monday midnight may well force people to curtail non-essential activities and throw a dampener on revenue figures for companies in


Singapore to pilot new programme to help high-potential tech firms bring in talent

SINGAPORE (July 30): Technology companies in growth areas identified by the government will soon find it easier to bring their talents into Singapore, should they choose to set up new teams here.

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