SINGAPORE – A quarantine has been imposed on 342 migrant workers staying at Space@Tuas, following the detection of a COVID-19 case at the dormitory, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Thursday (1 October)
The residents, who work for 27 employers, were moved to a government quarantine facility after the case was detected on 28 September via rostered routine testing, said MOM in a news release.
“Preliminary assessment had indicated that the physical segregation measures to prevent workers across two different blocks within the dormitory from intermixing could have been breached,” said the ministry.
“Therefore, a Stay Home Notice (SHN) was immediately issued to the workers staying at the two blocks.”
MOM added that further investigations showed that it was unlikely for workers from different blocks at the dormitory to have intermixed. “The SHN for the unaffected block was therefore rescinded,” it said.
However, safe living measures at the affected block – where the new case stayed – were not strictly enforced. As such, it was deemed to be at risk and in need of being quarantined.
In its release, MOM urged all dormitory operators, employers and workers to work together and comply with the strict safe living measures within the dormitories.
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