BEYOND COVID-19

Builders can consider hostels for worker housing; but safe-distancing rules stay

The authorities have concerns that communal-style living at hostels presents risks of creating new infection clusters

Singapore

DESPERATE to ride out the lull in backpacker tourism amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the owners of some 40 boutique hostels in Singapore are calling for the authorities to actively encourage firms to use their premises to house foreign workers.

It comes as the