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Singapore revamps notorious migrant dorms with more social distance

Migrant workers move to less crowded housing to avoid clusters

Migrant workers wait for volunteers from the Alliance of Guest Workers Outreach to distribute free meals in the Little India district of Singapore.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Shamin Khan, a 35-year-old migrant worker from Bangladesh, is quite satisfied with his new living quarters.

"We are very happy and safe here," said Khan, who had moved from a crowded migrant dormitory. "It is more spacious, and we have free Wi-Fi so we can video chat with my family back home."

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