Singapore: 4800 Indians out of 18000 Corona infected, mostly laborers living in Dormitories


So far, more than 18000 cases of infection (Covid-19) have been reported in Singapore and 18 people have also died. India's Ambassador to Singapore Javed Ashraf said on Monday that more than 4800 Indians are among the total infected.

Singapore. Coronavirus is spreading rapidly among the migrant laborers of Singapore. So far, more than 18000 cases of infection (Covid-19) have been reported in Singapore and 18 people have also died. India's Ambassador to Singapore Javed Ashraf said on Monday that more than 4800 Indians are among the total infected. Most of them are workers and laborers who were living in cramped dormitories and hostels.

Earlier, Singapore had extended the period of stay at home for foreign workers, including Indians, till 18 May on Friday. A large number of people infected in Singapore include foreigners, most of whom are from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and other South Asian countries. According to Singapore's Ministry of Manpower, the order for compulsory stay in the construction sector for S pass holders (all foreigners) and people with work related permits has been extended for two weeks till May 18. Earlier this notice was till May 4, which has now been extended to May 18.


Hate is spreading on social media

A senior Singaporean minister said on Saturday that action will be taken against a citizen of the city for allegedly "insulting Indians" on social media to deliberately create anger, resentment and racial tension. According to Channel News Asia news, a person named @Sharonleeve86 on Twitter used derogatory words to refer to people of South Asian descent. She tweeted that in the midst of the Kovid-19 pandemic, people sitting close to each other are Malay, Indian or foreign, not true Singaporeans.

Law and Home Minister K.K. Shanmugam wrote in a Facebook post that the police have investigated and found out that she is not a woman and is not a resident of China either. The minister said that a few weeks ago, a post by Sharenleeve @ Sharyanleeve86 used a derogatory word about Indians. This word is considered derogatory to people of Tamil origin. The minister said, 'This comment was made deliberately to create anger, resentment, racial tension. Strict action will be taken.


Singapore government is making necessary efforts

The Singapore government is setting up community care centers at the most affected locations for migrant workers infected with Kovid-19, who have recovered or have mild symptoms. The Singapore Health Department said that patients would be taken to the Community Care Facilitation Center (CCF) set up by the Inter-Agency Task Force rather than being taken to a remote hospital immediately after the infection was confirmed in the investigation. To facilitate foreign workers, CCFs are being prepared at large places.

Similarly, the Community Health Center (CRF) will be established to take care of such patients, who have now passed out of the CCF after getting infection free. The Inter-Agency Task Force said in a statement, 'After the employees recover, our aim is to help them stay healthy and enable them to work so that employees are available for them when their employers start their work . ' Health Minister Gun Kim Yong said that the situation has improved with the implementation of several measures.

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