KUALA LUMPUR: The government plans to implement more stringent standard operating procedures (SOP) for foreign workers, as well as extend the swab test requirement on those in the industrial sector, in efforts to curb the Covid-19 spread in the country.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix) said currently, the government is waiting for a proposal on the matter from the Human Resources Ministry.
“We are in the midst of conducting a detailed study…to date, there are about 1.7million foreign workers in Malaysia and with such a large number, we are considering the laboratories’ capability in producing the results and who should bear the costs if we were to conduct the swab tests on them.
“I was informed that over a million of the foreign workers contribute to the Social Security Organisation (Socso),“ he told a press conference on the development of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) here, today.
Yesterday, Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was reported as saying the cluster that has recorded the highest number of cases was the Damanlela Construction Site cluster in Kuala Lumpur, with 460 cases. -Bernama
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