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Thai companies urged to tighten up Covid-19 measures for migrant workers

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The Director General of the Department of Employment Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul says that he has sent an urgent letter to companies asking them to ensure stricter disease control measures for migrant workers from neighbouring countries.

The letter follows a serious outbreak of more than 7,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among migrant workers living in cramped conditions in Singapore.

“The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has cited the outbreak of Covid-19 in Singapore among migrant workers.”

“Having monitored this significant development, our department has issued preventive measures against the spread of Covid-19 among migrant workers by requesting that employers be responsible for their foreign workers and ensure they strictly comply with disease prevention measures and regulations.”

The newly enforced disease prevention measurements are as follows:

  1. Wipe work surfaces clean and dispose of waste every day.
  2. Wear sanitary masks or cloth masks and wash your hands with soap, hand sanitiser, or antiseptic solution.
  3. Maintain social distancing by working at least 1 metre apart.
  4. Avoid crowding by controlling the number of workers at a site or reducing the time needed for work activities.

According to the Labour Ministry’s Foreign Workers Administration Thailand currently has about 2,660,000 registered migrant workers.

SOURCE: The Nation

 

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