THE BOTTOM LINE

IT IS appalling, and there have to be big changes: that seems to be an emerging consensus on male migrant workers' accommodation since the rapid spread of Covid-19 in dormitories attracted a...

THE government will look into how housing standards for migrant workers can be raised after the novel coronavirus outbreak is brought under control, Singapore's Minister for Manpower has said,...

[KUALA LUMPUR] Migrant workers in Malaysia are now required to be tested for the new coronavirus, a senior minister said, as the government eased six-week long curbs on movement and businesses....

[AHMEDABAD, India] More than 2,000 rural migrant workers blocked from returning home pelted Indian police with stones, officials in Gujarat said, as millions more stranded in the state readied to...

VIRUS OUTBREAK

THE Singapore government is setting up new facilities in dormitories hardest-hit by Covid-19 to house workers who have tested positive for the virus but have recovered or display only mild...

[DUBAI] The body of the Indian migrant who died from coronavirus far from home was kept inside the ambulance in front of the crematorium in case a friend came by for a last goodbye.

[WUHAN] The central Chinese city of Wuhan began allowing people to leave on Wednesday for the first time since it was locked down 76 days ago to contain the novel coronavirus, despite fears of a...

[DOHA] Millions of migrant workers across the Gulf face uncertainty as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies, and strict coronavirus containment measures lead to...

[NEW DELHI] With India locked down over the coronavirus and no way to earn money, Dilipji Thakor faces a grim choice: either walk home or die hungry.

[SEOUL] The waitress at the North Korean restaurant in Beijing has no concerns about a deadline this weekend for Pyongyang's overseas workers to be returned. "I'll go home for the holidays," she...