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Covid-19: Company with a single infected worker will be shut down

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 2020: Any firm that has even one worker infected with Covid-19 will have its entire operations shut down.

Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob told the New Straits Times that companies have been advised to ensure the wellbeing of their employees.

“If one of their employees is tested positive for Covid-19, the government will shut down the company’s entire operations.

“The government recently shut down the construction site on Jalan Ampang because we detected positive cases there,” he said, referring to the Pavilion Embassy where at least 27 workers had tested positive for Covid-19.

Ismail Sabri added that it was employers’ responsibility to make sure their workers do not become infected.

He said the government has adopted a hyper-focused approach towards Covid-19 and would lock down very specific areas where the disease is detected rather than the blanket approach used previously.

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