Gulf Times

Singapore’s migrant workers bear brunt of Covid-19 spike

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Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong yesterday lauded foreign workers who have borne the brunt of a surge of cases of Covid-19. Lee said Singapore is “grateful” for the efforts of the workers — who hail from less wealthy Asian neighbours such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippine­s and Myanmar — for helping to build much of the city-state’s infrastruc­ture, according to Lee. “Some man midnight shifts in our factories. Others take care of our sick and elderly in hospitals and nursing homes. Hundreds of thousands of Singapore households depend on domestic workers from neighbouri­ng countries,” Lee said.

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