Tests not carried out, Singapore bars 13Ok foreigners from resuming work


Singapore, September 8

Around 13,000 overseas staff in Singapore weren’t allowed to renew work after they missed the deadline to endure the necessary fortnightly Covid-19 testing, officers stated on Tuesday.

The AccessCode Status for these 13,000 overseas staff will stay “red” and so they can not return to work, stated the Ministry of Health. “This is to protect the health and safety of the other workers,” it stated.

The staff missed the September 5 deadline to endure the fortnightly Rostered Routine Testing (RRT).

Once these staff have undergone their RRT, their AccessCode will probably be restored to “green” and they are going to be allowed to return to work.

As a part of the safeguards to make sure the secure restart of labor, staff, a lot of them from India, staying in dormitories, are required to endure rostered routine testing each 14 days. The Ministry of Manpower, Economic Development Board, Building and Construction Authority, and Health Promotion Board have been partaking the employers since August. — PTI


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