Get workers tested for Covid-19 under Socso’s free plan, says minister

All employers, especially those operating in red and yellow zones of Covid-19 infections, were urged today to ensure their workers undergo screening for the disease under a free Socso programme.  Free Malaysia Today reports:


Human Resources Minister M Saravanan said those economic sectors which will be allowed to resume operations from tomorrow are subject to stringent conditions and procedures under the conditional movement control order.

He said the Covid-19 tests for workers are provided free of charge under the Social Security Organisation’s Prihatin screening programme.

“It will guarantee that the employees are working in a safe and healthy working environment free of Covid-19,” he said in a statement here today.

Saravanan said with the preventive measures adopted by employers and workers, the country will be able to prevent a new wave of Covid-19 infections, which may arise from workplaces clusters, as experienced in other countries.