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MOM's statement on death of migrant worker due to COVID-19

  1. Case 17329, a 51 year-old Chinese worker, passed away at National University Hospital from complications due to COVID-19 infection on 31 May 2020. He was diagnosed with lymphoma complicated by multi-organ failure while he had been warded in the intensive care unit (ICU) in end-April. Despite being treated for lymphoma, his condition had deteriorated and he subsequently passed on.

  2.  The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) expresses our deepest condolences to the deceased’s family. The family members and employer of the deceased, as well as the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Singapore, have been informed.

  3. The deceased started working in Singapore in 2001. He was working as a foreman under his current employer for close to a year and had no employment issues. His employer had alerted his family of his condition when he was first admitted to the ICU. The hospital had also provided regular updates to the employer.

  4. MOM is working with the Migrant Workers’ Centre (MWC) to provide financial assistance to the deceased’s family to tide over immediate needs via its Migrant Workers Assistance Fund. The employer will also be assisting the family members on the funeral arrangements.