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Domestic helper giving home-cooked food to security guard before start of circuit breaker period

"Ever since the COVID outbreak got more serious, the cleaners at my estate started doubling their efforts in cleaning and disinfecting. From door handles, lifts to letter-boxes, they are cleaning every obvious surfaces at least 4X a day. The guards have also been very conscientious with the higher traffic of delivery coming through with the Circuit Breaker in place. So my husband and I decided we should show our appreciation to both the cleaners and guards by providing them with home-cooked meals 3X a week (Mon, Wed & Fri) from 6 April 2020. And hopefully in doing so, they will also save some lunch money and these extra savings can help defray some of their family expenses especially during this very difficult time. It's a very small effort on our part for these special people who always have a smile or a wave each time we walk by. Picture of my helper (Novia) handing over the food to the head guard for distribution"--Contributed by Karen Chan, as part of the "Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore" collection community call. This photograph shows a domestic helper passing a take-out box of home-cooked food to a security guard. Additional description by Library staff. Title devised by Library staff.

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All rights reserved. Karen Chan, 2020


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