E-hailing companies must send riders, drivers for health screening, says Ismail Sabri (updated)

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  • Friday, 17 Apr 2020

PUTRAJAYA: E-hailing companies must send their riders and drivers for health screening, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said this is to ensure their health and safety as they are in constant contact with clients whenever they drop off deliveries.

"For the sake of their health, companies must ensure those providing the service must go for health screening. This can be done at either government or private clinics," he said.

He said the same rule applies to companies which provide their own delivery service such as fast-food restaurants.

The Transport Ministry will issue the order to e-hailing companies while the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry will do so for business outlets.

For independent e-hailing providers, they are required to register with the local authorities according to their locality, said Ismail Sabri.

"This is so that authorities can track them if there are any positive cases of Covid-19 and the rider might have sent food and other items to the person," he said.

Ismail Sabri said that while physical Ramadan bazaars and stalls will not be allowed, food operators can use e-hailing services to deliver food, as practised now.

The minister also reported on enforcement activities that were carried out on April 16, where 1,057 individuals were arrested for movement control order violations.

Of the arrests made, 906 were remanded and 151 were released in bail.

Authorities also conducted 813 roadblocks nationwide on Thursday (April 16) and checked 557,699 vehicles.

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