Ismail Sabri: Compulsory Covid-19 tests for all foreign workers (updated)

PETALING JAYA: All foreign workers are now required to undergo Covid-19 tests that employers will have to pay for, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said this was decided after the rise of Covid-19 cases in the country over the past few days, the majority comprising foreign workers.

“They will have to do a swab test. The cost of the tests will have to be borne by employers.

“We will start this in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, ” Ismail said during his daily briefing on Monday (May 4).

Ismail said that all foreign workers in all sectors would have to undergo these tests.

He added that any premises where Covid-19 has been detected would be closed immediately.

On Saturday (May 2), 27 new Covid-19 cases were detected at a construction site on Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur.

The construction site has now been closed.

Malaysia recorded new Covid-19 cases in the triple digits over two consecutive days.

On Sunday, there were 122 new infections, bringing the tally to 6,298. Of the 122 new cases, 70 were local transmissions, while 52 were imported.

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