Twenty roommates of a migrant worker were locked inside a room after the worker fell ill with Covid-19. The room was locked from the outside. The story (parts 1 to 3) recounts our efforts to free them from criminal confinement, and the battles we had to fight even after we succeeded.
We're been feverishly doing phone top-ups these two weeks, boosted by generous donors, and helping thousands of workers stuck in quarantine.
The increase in cases in quarantined and non-quarantined dorms are compared in this article, It is clearly worse in non-quarantined dorms. Why is that so?
Moving foreign workers out of crowded dorms is imperative, but slow action is probably traceable to mental blocks among policy-makers. Due to obstinacy, how bad can things get? Very bad.
When a worker is infected with Covid-19, it is surprising that none of his room-mates are immediately tested, and this raises big questions about Singapore's testing capability and the overall strategy.
Volunteer Frank speaks to a worker confined inside a dorm room where, 4 days ago, a roommate came down with Covid-19 and was rushed away.