Covid-19: 4,496 foreign workers screened, 39 tested positive on Thursday (March 11), says Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 39 foreign workers tested positive for Covid-19 after undergoing mandatory screening on Thursday (March 11), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said a total of 4,496 foreign workers were screened.

"According to the Human Resources Ministry, 608,093 foreign workers have already undergone screening involving 31,682 employers.

"Of that number 9,653 of them tested positive," he said in a statement on Friday (March 12).

He said 1,520 clinics are involved in the screenings.

On sanitising operations, Ismail Sabri said 77 operations were conducted involving 279 Fire and Rescue Department personnel and 51 fire engines on Thursday.

"A total of 18,525 operations have been carried out since March 30,2020 involving housing areas, flats, public places, supermarkets and government buildings.

"On mandatory quarantine, 801 individuals arrived in the country on Thursday and have been quarantined.

"Since July 24,2020,141,424 individuals have returned and were placed at 76 hotels and 10 public training institutes as well as private universities," he said

He also said that the Construction Industry Development Board conducted 28 checks on construction sites nationwide.

"A total 27 of them were compliant while the remaining one was ordered to shut down immediately.

"Since April 20,2020,16,129 checks have been conducted involving 9,133 construction sites," he said

On daily necessities, Ismail Sabri said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry have conducted 734 checks on 11 types of supplies involving 545 retailers, 158 wholesalers, and 31 manufacturers.

"On Thursday, 1,854 special compliance checks were conducted on premises and seven were issued compounds for non-compliance," he said.

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