In the last nine months, nearly half of Singapore’s migrant workers have been infected with coronovirus. According to the latest figures, about 152,000 foreign workers, or 48 percent of the country’s population, have been affected. In contrast, less than four thousand citizens of the country have been affected. This information has been known from the British media BBC report.
Most migrant workers in Singapore live in the vast dormitory. There are many people in a room. These dormitories were almost cut off from the rest of the population when coronovirus infection began to spread in the country last April.
In the past few months, the number of infections in ordinary Singaporeans and immigrants’ dormitories has declined to almost zero. Authorities have already announced a further relaxation of restrictions on ordinary citizens.
However, freedom of movement of foreign workers is still restricted in Singapore. Originally from South Asia, these workers work in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Their restrictions will be lifted continuously from next year.
Alex Wu, an official with the charity Transient Works Count Two, said: “Singapore has no right to treat migrant workers such as prisoners. Many of these activists have been in custody for the past eight months.