To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus among foreigners, Singapore announced it would move “healthy” foreigner workers to military camps sites and floating hotels, local media reported.

National Development Minister Lawrence Wong said the step was taken to reduce the number of people living in dormitories and to implement effective anti-COVID-19 measures, according to the daily Straits Times.

Singapore has closed educational institutions and most offices to help contain the virus.

After authorities found clusters of coronavirus cases in a dormitory last week, they decided to separate non-infected foreign workers into military camps, floating hotels, vacant Housing Board

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