DEVELOPERS and contractors in Kuala Lumpur who have active project sites in the city have been instructed to get their workers tested for Covid-19, says Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
He added that employers must ensure that their workers undergo Covid-19 testing at private clinics and labs, and said that the expenses are to be borne by the employers themselves.
At his life-streaming Facebook session on Sunday (May 3), Annuar said following a recent case at a construction site on Jalan Ampang, employers at the sites must ensure that the site is kept clean and free of diseases and to get their workers tested as soon as possible.
“They (employers) must make sure their workers are provided with proper accommodation and are free of disease, ’’ he said.
“I have instructed Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and the Construction Industry Development Board to carry out enforcement on construction sites, and those who do not follow the proper SOP will be penalised, ’’ he said.
Annuar said employers who break the law will be compounded and even have the construction sites shut down.
On Saturday (May 2), Annuar announced that 27 new Covid-19 cases were detected at a construction site on Jalan Ampang.
It was learnt that the cases were detected after a worker at the site got sick and went to a clinic to get medication.
When it was found out that he had tested positive for Covid-19, the clinic staff alerted Health Ministry officials and a mass screening was carried out.
Sumber: The Star