‘Like a jail cell’: Migrant workers under lockdown in Singapore over virus surge
29 April 2020 | 7:00 am
Singapore managed to keep the coronavirus outbreak in check in the early stages, but is facing a fast-moving second wave of infections, with the vast majority of new infections in foreign worker dormitories.
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