Companies that require employees with red BruHealth code to work in the office should issue them letters on top of having stricter COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).
This was said by Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah at a press conference yesterday.
The minister said the Ministry of Health (MoH) allows private sector employees with red code to work if they observe SOPs including daily antigen rapid test (ART) screening prior to work and travel on a strict point-to-point basis.
Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew said employers should issue letters to the employees in the event they were stopped by authorities during the commute.
The minister also said the third wave of COVID-19 in the Sultanate has impacted the private sector including the oil and gas (O&G) industry with many being issued quarantine order (QO).
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the MoH Dr Ang Swee Hui shared at the press conference that unvaccinated chronic disease sufferers are at the highest risk when they are infected with COVID-19, followed by vaccinated individuals with uncontrolled conditions.
Chronic illness patients with conditions under control have relatively low risk.