Covid-19: Almost 105k foreign workers screened

RAUB (Bernama): Nearly 105,000 of the 892,000 foreign workers in the country tested for Covid-19 as of Sunday (Jan 10), says Social Security Organisation (Socso) chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed.

He said a total of 574 clinics had been appointed in the red zone states for foreign workers to undergo screening in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic.

"Employers who have not yet sent their foreign workers for screening are urged to do so. This programme is ongoing and we hope all foreign workers will be screened soon," he told reporters after attending a flood relief assistance mission here Monday (Jan 11).

Last December, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan was reported to have said that effective Jan 1,2021, employers are required to ensure their foreign workers are screened for Covid-19 and the test to be borne by them (employers).

Earlier, Mohammed Azman presented aid to 65 families at the flood relief centre at Gali Hilir multipurpose hall here. - Bernama

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