Hindsight or Oversight? Covid-19 Epidemic among migrant workers

In a press conference on COVID-19 clusters in foreign worker dormitories, Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said that “unfortunately, we do not have the luxury of the benefit of hindsight” and “if it had been known earlier how quickly the virus could spread, “I would have done things differently”.

How true is it that the Government did not have the “benefit of hindsight”? Could precautions have been taken earlier if feedback from migrant workers and their advocates had been taken more seriously? CAPE delves into the history of migrant workers’ activism to find out.

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