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In a recent study, male migrant workers were keen on getting vaccinated but there are problems with getting information and getting vaccination slots
Triangulating from various figures published recently, the latest estimate for Singapore's dorm population is 275,000, of whom about 45% are fully vaccinated.
Only fifteen Covid-19 cases among dorm residents in April, May and June 2021; workers still largely locked down
In the second quarter of 2021, there were only 15 cases of Covid-19 in worker dormitories, a mere fraction of cases in Singapore.
Six men had jobs involving ships or marine structures. They had all received two doses of vaccine and five were asymptomatic.
In the second half fo 2020, Singapore could have lost 10,000 - 20,000 construction workers who would actually have wanted to stay on and work.
In September 2020, we had 801 Covid-19 cases from the dorms. From October, there has been a dramatic improvement.
In 2018 and 2019, over 60% of all salary claims were filed by foreign employees. Even digging these basic figures out involved sleuthing. Many things still opaque.
This represents good improvement, but to be meaningful, more needs to be disclosed as to how this figure was arrived at and what monitoring system is in place.