Ministry Of Manpower
Press Release 29 Jul 2020

95 more dormitories declared cleared of COVID-19

Dear editors,

95 more dormitories have been cleared of COVID-19 with effect from today. These comprise one Purpose-Built Dormitory (PBD), 78 Factory-Converted Dormitories and 16 Construction Temporary Quarters. In addition, 12 Blocks for Recovered Workers (BRWs) in six PBDs have been cleared.

Of the 12 BRWs cleared today, one is from Kian Teck Hostel. With this, the entire Kian Teck Hostel has been declared cleared of COVID-19. This takes the total number to 975 dormitories and 64 BRWs in 17 PBDs cleared of COVID-19.

As of 28 July 2020, about 262,000 workers (approximately 85%) have either recovered or have been tested to be free from the virus.

Please refer to the attached press release for more information. Thank you.