Sembcorp Marine said it is suffering fresh labour shortages due to the resurgence of Covid-19 in many of Indian subcontinent nations from which it traditionally recruits workers.

Singapore recently barred entry to non-resident travellers from India after a dramatic increase in that country's Covid-19 infections and the emergence of new virus variants.

On Monday, the city state announced that all long-term Singapore pass holders and short-term visitors who have travelled to Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan in the last 14 days will also not be allowed into the country.