Singapore: SARS victims to be given compensations

Singapore: SARS victims to be given compensations
Singapore: SARS victims to be given compensations

Twenty-one nurses and hospital attendants who suffered permanent lung damage from the flu-like virus, as well as the families of two other health workers who died from the disease, will receive a total of 662,300 Singapore dollars (US$414,520) in compensation, The Straits Times said.

Singapore law says employees who perform manual work or who earn 1,600 Singapore dollars (US$1,001) or less a month are entitled to compensation if they contract a disease while at work, according to the AP.

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Author`s name: Editorial Team