Singapore's migrant workers fear financial ruin after virus ordeal


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  • Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020

FILE PHOTO: A migrant worker looks on from a swab isolation facility as he waits for his test results at a dormitory, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su/File Photo

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As Sharif Uddin contemplates leaving the cramped Singapore dormitory where he has spent weeks under coronavirus quarantine, fears about his future creep in.

The 42-year-old Bangladeshi construction supervisor is one of thousands of low-income migrant workers trapped in packed bunk rooms that have been ravaged by the coronavirus, accounting for more than 90% of Singapore's 38,000 infections.

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