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COVID-19 : Singapore to convert areas at racecourse into CRFS for foreign workers

SINGAPORE Selected areas of the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji will be temporarily converted into Community Recovery Facilities (CRFs) for recovering foreign workers from COVID-19 infection.

The areas include the Multi-Storey Carpark and Car Park B at the Racecourse and the sheltered arena at Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre.

These selected areas are demarcated as restricted zones with no access to the public, Singapore Turf Club said in its website today.

The Club said the construction and building works of the CRFs at the two areas are scheduled to be completed by end May 2020.

“The works will be carried out based on approved protocols and procedures by government agencies, ensuring the safety and health of the workers and the equine facilities,” it said.

The CRFs are an integral part of Singapore’s medical strategy to deploy medical resources optimally and prevent its healthcare system from being overwhelmed.

It will allow patients who are clinically stable to recover from COVID-19.

Tote Board and Singapore Turf Club are working with government agencies for the conversion. 

In line with the republic’s tighter circuit breaker measure, the Club had announced that all Singapore race meetings will continue to be suspended until June 1, 2020.

Singapore’s infection tally currently stands at 23, 822, with foreign workers at dorms dominating about 90 per cent of the cases.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

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