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KUALA LUMPUR: Nine stalls at the fish section of the Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) wet market here will be closed from Saturday to Monday (May 15-17) for cleaning and disinfection after a trader was infected with Covid-19.
Here's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Tuesday (May 11)
Carrie Lam orders another round of coronavirus testing for Hong Kong’s domestic helpers, pulls plug on mandatory vaccination plan
Philippine consul general questions logic of employers living in the same home not facing the same compulsory screening requirementChief executive also announces return to face-to-face classes at all local schools from May 24 on half-day basis
Hong Kong scraps mandatory vaccines for foreign domestic workers after diplomatic tussle with Philippines
Hong Kong on Tuesday scrapped a plan to make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for foreign domestic workers after the proposal sparked an outcry and a diplomatic tussle with the Philippines.
Coronavirus: flexibility urged as tens of thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers scramble to get tested before deadline
Official figures suggest there are likely another 39,000 helpers who still need to arrange tests over the next three days, on top of the tens of thousands already on the scheduleAdvocates have called for authorities to be lenient, as some might not make the cut-off due to work
After the pandemic turned her life upside-down, Eve Champagne decided she would personally help end the pandemic by helping distribute the vaccine to others in her city.
PETALING JAYA: Give precise directives on the hiring of foreign domestic helpers so that employment agencies can start the hiring process as soon as possible, says the National Association of Human Resources Malaysia (Pusma).
Ban also covering Ireland was imposed in late December to guard against more transmissible coronavirus variantsHong Kong removes ‘extremely high risk’ coronavirus classification for both countries
Hong Kong: Hong Kong migrant worker groups criticised plans to make coronavirus vaccines compulsory for all foreign domestic helpers, labelling the move “discriminatory and unjust”.
Coronavirus: Hong Kong health adviser warns of possible fifth wave of infections after discovery of untraceable case with mutant strain
Recently loosened social-distancing measures might need to be tightened once more if infections rise rapidly, Professor David Hui saysAn infectious disease expert, meanwhile, suggests mass testing for city’s foreign domestic workers as woman carrying the N501Y and E484K mutations had met with other helpers