Last Saturday (16 May), migrant workers at Blue Stars Dormitory expressed their gratitude and appreciation upon the completion of the swab test on all those who are residing there.
In a video uploaded by Facebook user 颜导, loud cheers and applause can be heard from the migrant workers out of their windows.
As noted in the caption of the post, the swab test on all the residents took three days to complete.
Watch the footage of the migrant workers cheering and clapping here:
Blue Stars Dormitory, located at 3 Kian Teck Lane, was announced as a coronavirus cluster by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on 23 April.
According to the figures by the MOH on 13 May, the dormitory had a total of 22 confirmed cases.
All migrant workers living in dormitories to be tested
National Development Minister Lawrence Wong earlier announced on Tuesday (12 May) that all 323,000 migrant workers staying in dormitories will be tested for the highly contagious COVID-19 in order to be certain that they are virus-free before they return to their dormitories and resume work after the circuit break period ends on 1 June.
Explaining how this will be done, Mr Wong told reporters at a virtual press conference that the Government will be implementing a testing strategy via mass polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and mass serological tests.
This is part of the Government’s “systematic” approach to make sure the virus is completed cleared in dormitories, he said.