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Like any other normal day for Nikmatul Rosidah, she gets off the subway pushing a blue shopping cart and heads directly into an Indonesian grocery store at Hong Kong's Tai Wai market.
The country said the country’s workers could again go to work in Saudi Arabia, reversing a brief deployment ban after the kingdom said they would not be charged for Covid-19 tests and quarantine upon arrival.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines on Saturday said the country's workers could again go to work in Saudi Arabia, reversing a brief deployment ban after the kingdom said they would not be charged for COVID-19 tests and quarantine upon arrival.
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has suspended the deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia after it received reports that their employers and recruiters were making them pay for COVID-19 testing, quarantine and insurance upon arrival in the kingdom.
Pasar Borong Kuala Lumpur traders’ relief at resuming operations after a closure since May 9 appears short-lived as a stricter SOP threatens to turn customers away.
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