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Migrant workers face eased movement restrictions

90% of workers have completed vaccinations.

In a press release by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the easing of movement restrictions for migrant workers would slowly take effect. 

This is in response to the current vaccination rate of over 90% for migrant workers. A strategy would also take place that would test, detect, and contain the spread of COVID-19. 

The guidelines for the easing of restrictions were also released by the department. 

For 13 September onwards, all migrant workers will be able to visit recreation centres. MOM is also slated to partner with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to introduce supporting events. A requirement of 48 hours within their negative polymerase chain reaction test or 24 hours of a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) will be needed. A second visit within the same week can also be done with a negative ART result. 

Excursions managed by NGOs to local attractions will resume, as well, with pre-event ART tests serving as a requirement. 

Community visits by vaccinated migrant workers will also be possible as part of a pilot. Up to 500 migrant workers per week from dormitories with Safe Living measures, no COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks and high vaccination rates will be allowed to visit. The first location to allow this is Little India, with an ART requirement before and three days after the visit.

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