Singapore Extends Stay-Home Notice for Construction Workers

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(Bloomberg) -- Singapore will extend its stay-home notice for foreign workers in the construction sector by two weeks, according to a joint press release by the government posted on an official website.

  • Work permit, S-Pass holders and their dependents in the construction sector will now have to serve stay-home notices until May 18, according to press release by the Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Health and the Building and Construction Authority.
  • An extension of stay-home notice by a further 14 days to cover another incubation cycle will help to break the cycle of transmission, the statement cites a public health assessment by the Ministry of Health.
  • Current notice was until May 4.
  • Singapore government agencies have noted that infections among construction workers living outside purpose-built dormitories, where movement restrictions remain in force. The number of infected construction work pass holders living these premises have continued to rise.
  • Efforts to extend and adhere to the stay-home notice will help enable an “eventual restart” of the construction sector in the city-state.
  • The Singapore Contractors Association Limited is setting up a fund to help small and medium enterprises stay in businesses.
  • Earlier, Singapore May Take Few Weeks to Curb Virus in Worker Dorms: ST

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