Free COVID-19 screening for Labuan food delivery riders, drivers

LABUAN (BERNAMA) – The COVID-19 screening exercise for food delivery riders and drivers will be held at the Membidai Health Clinic in Labuan beginning today.

The three-day free screening programme, from 10am to 3pm, is to ensure that food delivery riders and drivers are free from COVID-19.

“We are not charging any fees for the screening exercise as it’s important to ensure they are safe when performing their tasks and we can control the spread of COVID-19,” Labuan Health Director Dr Ismuni Bohari told Bernama.

Muslims in Malaysia will begin fasting later this week, and many expect the food delivery riders and drivers to be busier with delivery orders before the breaking of fast.

On April 17, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had said that food delivery riders from e-hailing companies would be required to undergo health screenings to protect customers as well as themselves. He said the same is applied to delivery riders from fast-food restaurants or companies offering food delivery services.

A healthcare worker takes a sample from a food delivery rider at the Raja Muda Musa Hall premises. PHOTO: BERNAMA