Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Foreign workers
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Overview: All foreign workers are now required to undergo Covid-19 tests that employers will have to pay for. This will start in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/05/04/ismail-sabri-compulsory-covid-19-tests-for-all-foreign-workers
Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Senior Minister said this was decided after the rise of Covid-19 cases in the country over the past few days, the majority comprising foreign workers.