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Prevalence and Outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Migrant Workers in Singapore

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Accepted for Publication: November 16, 2020.

Corresponding Author: Vernon J. Lee, MBBS, PhD, Communicable Diseases Division, Ministry of Health Singapore, College of Medicine Bldg, 16 College Rd, Singapore 169854 (vernon_lee@moh.gov.sg).

Author Contributions: Drs I. B. Tan and Cook had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: I. B. Tan, C. Tan, Dan, Lee.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: All authors.

Drafting of the manuscript: I. B. Tan, C. Tan, Hsu, Dan, Cook, Lee.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: I. B. Tan, C. Tan, Hsu, Dan, Aw, Lee.

Statistical analysis: I. B. Tan, C. Tan, Cook.

Obtained funding: I. B. Tan.

Administrative, technical, or material support: C. Tan, Hsu, Dan, Aw.

Supervision: Dan, Aw, Lee.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Dan reported receiving personal fees from the Novartis advisory board, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Gilead and conference sponsorship from AbbVie. No other disclosures were reported.

Funding/Support: Drs I. B. Tan and Cook received research support from the National Medical Research Council.

Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

Additional Contributions: We thank Jeremy Teoh, MBBS, Muhammad Taufeeq Wahab, MBBS (Singapore Armed Forces), and Pui-Mun Wong, PhD (Genome Institute of Singapore), for analysis and manuscript drafting. We thank Kelvin Bryan Tan, PhD, Ganga Ganesan, MSc, Deanette Pang, BSocSci, Tessa Randini, PhD, Rachael Pung, MSc, Zheng Yi Lau, MSc (Ministry of Health, Singapore), and Christine Loan Ping Eng, PhD (Genome Institute of Singapore), for assisting with data collation and database management. We thank Benjamin Kian Chung Ong, MBBS, Derrick Heng, MPH, and Kenneth S. W. Mak, MBBS (Ministry of Health, Singapore), for development of public health management and testing policies and plans and Steven Tien Guan Thng, MBBS (National Skin Centre, Singapore), Alexander W. Gorny, MBBS, MSc (Ministry of Health), Lionel Tim-Ee Chen, MBBS, MMed, Hee Nee Pang, MBBS, Biauw Chi Ong, MBBS, MMed (SingHealth), Guan Lin Lee, MBBS, Kai Xiong Cheong, MBBS, Joachim Wen Kien Yau, MBBS (Singapore Armed Forces), Ying Jang Mok, MBBS, Darren E. J. Seah, MMed (National Healthcare Group, Singapore), Dale Fisher, MBBS, Yee Sin Leo, MBBS, MPH, Thomas Loh, MBBS (National University Health System, Singapore), Bee Hoon Heng, MSc (National Healthcare Group Singapore), and Edwin C. T. Low, MBBS (Singapore Health Services), for implementation of public health management and conduct of mass screening and Wei Yee Wan, MBBS (SingHealth), Raymond T. P. Lin, MBBS, and Sunil Sethi, MBBS, MMed (National University Health System, Singapore), for performing laboratory analyses. No compensation was received for their contributions to this work.

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