SINGAPORE – Singapore has quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers for two weeks after a surge in Covid-19 infection was discovered in a dormitory, authorities said on Sunday. Stay in their place.

According to The New Straits Times, published on April 6, 2020, the city has kept the spread of the virus significantly under control through testing and monitoring of contacts of infected people. But cases have increased dramatically in recent days.

Authorities announced 120 new infections on Sunday, the highest number for a day, mostly in connection with foreign workers' sleeping quarters.

The two dormitories with 19,800 workers have been quarantined and residents will be provided temporary food and shelter support, the official said in a statement. Supplies needed.

There are about 280,000 foreign construction workers in the state from countries including Bangladesh and China, with many in common rooms in large dormitories.

"Efforts are underway in large dormitories to reduce the density of workers as they transfer to other accommodation during this period," said a joint statement from two government ministries.

Officials added that individuals would continue to receive salaries while they were laid off. So far, Singapore has reported 1,309 cases of the virus, with six deaths.

Starting next week, most schools and workplaces in the state's most affluent states will be shut down for the purpose of preventing the spread of the virus.

Update: October