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Employees with red code allowed in workplace

Azlan Othman

Private sector employees with the red BruHealth code can go to their workplace if they screen for COVID-19 with the antigen rapid test (ART) kit daily, provided they only commute between the office and home. Those who don’t perform ART daily are advised to stay at home.

This was said by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a press conference yesterday.

Earlier in a press statement, the minister clarified that a special approval for red-coded individuals to report to work was for government officers and companies in the oil and gas industry.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said private sector employees with red code can go to the office when requested by their companies, provided they follow standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The minister said, “They are required to be fully vaccinated, carry out daily ART screenings during the quarantine period and only commute to and from work.”

Meanwhile, the public is asked to alert the Ministry of Health if they encounter fake ART kits.

Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham said no fake ART kits have been detected so far from the random checks carried out.

The minister also said patients in Categories 4 and 5 are under control, adding that the National Isolation Centre has 120 beds and can expand to accommodate 400 beds.