Pre-recorded spiritual prayers and greetings by the chief clergymen of varied Hindu temples in Singapore had been shared with migrant employees by means of social media as a part of Diwali celebrations on Saturday, in line with a media report.
Numerous organisations additionally got here collectively to distribute goodies to the employees throughout 144 dormitories which home migrant employees together with Indian nationals working in labour-intensive industries right here.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit Singapore’s shores, the migrant employees in dormitories had been the worst affected, with tens of hundreds contaminated.
Many had been positioned in quarantine or beneath lockdown in an effort to regulate the unfold of the illness, and restrictions had been imposed on what they may do on the remainder of the times. At the moment, they’re nonetheless largely restricted to their workplaces and dormitories, or authorised places equivalent to recreation centres.
“The previous few months have been very difficult for our migrant brothers within the dormitories. They’ve cooperated with measures applied by the authorities and have typically taken all of the controls in the suitable spirit… (It’s) well timed throughout this festive interval to recognise and laud the contributions of a few of the true heroes of this pandemic – the employees themselves,” Migrant Employees’ Centre (MWC) chairman Yeo Guat Kwang mentioned on Saturday.
Over 1,000 volunteers took half within the initiative organised by the Ministry of Manpower’s Assurance, Care and Engagement (Ace) Group, the Hindu Endowments Board (HEB) and the Coordinating Council of Sikh Establishments (CCSI), The Straits Instances reported.
From November 12 to 14, the employees obtained reward packs containing savoury and candy treats equivalent to murukku and laddu, which had been contributed by the three organisers, numerous Hindu temples, Sikh Gurdwaras and Indian Worldwide College right here.
In the meantime, Singapore reported two imported Covid-19 circumstances on Saturday, mentioned the Ministry of Well being (MOH), including that they’ve been positioned on stay-home discover upon arrival right here.
There was no regionally transmitted an infection for the fourth consecutive day.
The 12 imported circumstances, reported on Friday, got here from France, India, Indonesia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Myanmar, Russia, France and the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.
Fifty Covid-19 sufferers are hospitalised whereas 28 had been recuperating in remoted group amenities as of Friday.
With six sufferers discharged on Friday, 58,008 folks have totally recovered from the illness in Singapore.