Singapore cases pass 10,000
The number of cases in Singapore has crossed the 10,000 mark, tipped over by 1,016 new cases reported on Wednesday.
Singapore now has the highest number of cases in South East Asia, with a large majority of these cases linked to dormitories that house foreign workers.
Previously lauded as a model for how to get it right, it’s now had to extend and tighten a lockdown, as well as seal off multiple dormitories where these men live – raising questions about why more wasn’t done earlier.The government is carrying out extensive testing and trying to move healthy workers out, but people living in the dorms said they were scared about getting ill, and about what the future holds for them. We spoke to some of them: