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Life in isolation - when a migrant worker gets COVID-19 in Singapore

It's been about two weeks since Singapore's first foreign worker dormitories were gazetted as isolation areas, just before Singapore's switch to "circuit breaker" mode. As of April 17, there have been 3,267 COVID-19 cases in the dormitories despite quarantine measures. CNA Insider follows up with a few affected dorm residents, including Pugal who was brought for testing at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID); hospitalised; then later moved to a community isolation facility for recovering patients like Pugal who are mostly well but might still carry the virus.

Life in isolation - when a migrant worker gets COVID-19 in Singapore

08 May 2020 12:24pm
It's been about two weeks since Singapore's first foreign worker dormitories were gazetted as isolation areas, just before Singapore's switch to "circuit breaker" mode. As of April 17, there have been 3,267 COVID-19 cases in the dormitories despite quarantine measures. CNA Insider follows up with a few affected dorm residents, including Pugal who was brought for testing at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID); hospitalised; then later moved to a community isolation facility for recovering patients like Pugal who are mostly well but might still carry the virus.

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