Over 5,000 foreign workers tested for COVID-19

Rokiah Mahmud

Over 5,000 foreign workers have undergone swab tests for COVID-19 in a random screening carried out by the Ministry of Health (MoH).

“The random testing not only involves construction workers, but also those employed as hospital cleaners, department store cashiers and so on,” said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, during the daily press conference at the MoH building yesterday.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham was responding to a question regarding random testing and swabbing among public service employees, including cashiers, bank tellers, receptionists and security guards.

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar. PHOTO: AZIZ IDRIS