Migrant workers

Vehicles pass the S11@Punggol foreign worker's dormitory compound, Friday, April 17, 2020 in Singapore. The city state is the latest Southeast Asian nation to surpass 5,000 COVID-19 cases, after more than 600 new cases were reported Friday. The health ministry said most of the new cases are foreign workers living in crowded dormitories. (AP Photo/YK Chan)
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April 18, 2020 - 7:52 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Singapore reported 942 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a single-day high for the tiny city-state that pushed its total number of infections to 5,992, including 11 deaths. The number of cases in Singapore has more than doubled over the past week amid an explosion of infections...
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A foreign worker talks on the phone outside his room at the WestLite Toh Guan dormitory after it was declared an isolation area under the Infectious Diseases Act, following a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in several foreign worker dormitories in Singapore, Friday, April 10, 2020. The tiny city-state of Singapore, with under six million people, has been hailed as a model in its swift response to the virus in the early days. But it overlooked the massive pool of migrant workers living in close quarters where social distancing is impossible and conditions are ripe for the virus spread. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)
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April 10, 2020 - 11:01 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After managing to keep on top of the first wave of coronavirus outbreaks, Singapore is grappling with an alarming rise in infections among migrant workers housed in crowded dormitories. Such cases now account for about a quarter of Singapore’s 2,018 infections. The...
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An airport employee checks the temperature of a Romanian seasonal worker outside the Avram Iancu international airport, in Cluj, central Romania, Thursday, April 9, 2020. More then 1800 workers from across Romania are traveling on 12 flights to Berlin, Baden Bade and Dusseldorf in Germany, most of them to work in asparagus farms.(AP Photo/Raul Stef)
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April 09, 2020 - 1:52 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Two planes carrying Eastern European farmhands arrived Thursday in Germany as an ambitious government program to import thousands of seasonal agricultural workers got underway amid strict precautions to protect both the laborers and the country from the new coronavirus. The flights to...
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Men queue to enter the "Aurore" center for homeless and migrants in Paris, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Amid the coronavirus lockdown in France, charity workers are preparing more than a thousand meals a day for migrants and the homeless on the half-abandoned grounds of a former Paris hospital whose patron saint was devoted to the poor. France's Aurore association, a charity dating back to the 19th century, has been serving meals at the former Saint Vincent de Paul hospital since March 24, a week into the nationwide confinement to stem the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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April 04, 2020 - 4:45 am
PARIS (AP) — Amid the coronavirus lockdown in France, charity workers are preparing more than a thousand meals a day for migrants and the homeless on the half-abandoned grounds of a former Paris hospital whose patron saint was devoted to the poor. France’s Aurore association, a charity dating back...
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In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo, a woman holding a child walks away from the expressway gate at the border of Wuhan city in central China's Hubei province. Millions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation. In Wuhan police require a health check and documents from employers for returning workers. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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April 03, 2020 - 1:56 am
WUHAN, China (AP) — After two months in locked-down Wuhan, Wei Lei was eager to get back to work on a railway construction site. Instead, the 22-year-old found himself stranded at an expressway toll plaza where police decided who was allowed in and out of the city where the coronavirus pandemic...
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Migrant daily wage laborers make the journey to their respective villages on foot following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Friday, March 27, 2020. Some of India's legions of poor and others suddenly thrown out of work by a nationwide stay-at-home order began receiving aid on Thursday, as both public and private groups worked to blunt the impact of efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic. The measures that went into effect Wednesday, the largest of their kind in the world, risk heaping further hardship on the quarter of the population who live below the poverty line and the 1.8 million who are homeless. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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March 28, 2020 - 5:16 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown. Thousands of people, mostly young male day laborers but also...
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A seasonal worker from Rumania harvests asparagus on a field of farmer Henning Hoffheinz near Genthin, Germany, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Last year, German farmers employed nearly 300,000 seasonal workers but as more and more European Union countries have restricted or stopped crossings of their usually near-invisible borders because of the coronavirus outbreak, Hoffheinz and others are left wondering how they will bring in their crops this year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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March 24, 2020 - 5:13 am
GENTHIN, Germany (AP) — Asparagus grower Henning Hoffheinz is looking at blue skies, a record-early harvest – and a big problem. The harvest of white asparagus – a ubiquitous and cherished fixture on springtime menus in Germany, frequently slathered in rich Hollandaise sauce – is providing a first...
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Indian passengers who got stranded at a bus terminal line up for free food being distributed by shop keepers during a day long lockdown amid growing concerns of coronavirus in Jammu, India, Sunday, March 22, 2020. India is observing a 14-hour “people's curfew” called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in order to stem the rising coronavirus caseload in the country of 1.3 billion. India's government has made fervent appeals to the public to practice social distancing, but experts say, the same is nearly impossible in many Indian cities that are among the world's most densely populated areas. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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March 22, 2020 - 7:50 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian migrant workers attempting to reach their home villages crowded a railway station in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, defying a 14-hour “people's curfew” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called to stem a surge in coronavirus cases in the world's second-most...
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February 09, 2020 - 7:34 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya police say four Chinese migrant workers have been arrested following a widely circulated video appearing to show one of them caning a Kenyan worker for arriving late at a restaurant they all work in. The video has led to outrage by many Kenyans on social media who...
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In this photo provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry press service, Emergency Situations employees work at the side of the metal construction of a greenhouse farm in Nesterovo, suburb of Nesterovo, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. A fire at a greenhouse farm in a Moscow suburb has killed eight people and injured one other person on Tuesday morning, Russian emergency services said. All eight victims were migrants from Tajikistan who apparently worked at the farm. (Ministry of Emergency Situations press service via AP)
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January 07, 2020 - 6:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire at a greenhouse farm in a Moscow suburb has killed eight people and injured one other person on Tuesday morning, Russian emergency services said. All eight victims were migrants from Tajikistan who apparently worked at the farm. The fire broke out in one of the metal...
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