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Companies seek alternatives as workers from India, Bangladesh dwindle

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Singapore, 07 May 2021

SINGAPORE: Companies that have traditionally relied on migrant workers from India and Bangladesh are now looking further afield for labour, several firms told CNA.

However, they also said that they are just starting to explore the options, and to expect project delays and disruptions for the time being.

From May 2, Singapore barred entry or transit for visitors with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This travel ban, which includes long-term pass holders, came amid a series of moves to tighten Singapore borders as the COVID-19 outbreak in India worsens and Singapore clocked more local coronavirus cases in recent weeks.

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