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Largest purpose-built facility housing 16,000 migrant workers among 69 more dorms cleared of Covid-19

SINGAPORE – A total of 69 more dormitories have been cleared of Covid-19 as of Tuesday (July 21), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said.

These comprise three purpose-built dormitories, 59 factory-converted dormitories and seven construction temporary quarters.

Sungei Tengah Lodge – the largest purpose-built dorm, with around 16,000 workers – is one of the three purpose-built dormitories cleared.

All the workers housed there can return to work immediately if their employers have obtained approval to restart operations, MOM said.

In addition, 41 blocks for recovered workers in 11 purpose-built dormitories have also been cleared.

These include the remaining blocks in Tampines Dormitory, Cochrane Lodge 1, Cochrane Lodge 2, Changi Lodge 2 and Sungei Tengah Lodge.

In total, 891 dormitories are now cleared of the coronavirus.

As of Monday, about 247,000 workers have either recovered or have been tested to be free of the virus, the ministry added.

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