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Singapore Inc in a lockdown: 3 days, 10 quarantine halls, 960 beds and SIA blankets

Janice HengSharon See
Published Wed, Apr 7, 2021 · 05:00 PM

ON THE one-year anniversary of Singapore's lockdown, Wong Heang Fine can only look back at the mad scramble over three long days to get some tall orders sorted.

As the hours ticked down to April 7, Surbana Jurong's CEO had to convert 10 Expo halls into quarantine facilities, find 960 beds, design makeshift storage boxes, and hunt down blankets.

This, just as factories were shutting, and supplies were barely squeezing through to the city-state.

Mr Wong spoke to The Business Times for a behind-the-scenes peek into how Singapore Inc was mobilised for this herculean task:

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

On April 3, Surbana Jurong started plans on converting Singapore Expo halls into quarantine facilities to be open in a week's time. Hours later, Prime Minis…

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