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Malaysia requests compulsory coronavirus test for foreign workers

Malaysia’s authorities have urged all foreign workers in the country to undergo mandatory screening for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), as COVID-19 cases have risen for two consecutive days at a construction site in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore to house foreign workers in vessels as COVID-19 spreads (Photo: MPA)

Singapore to house foreign workers in vessels as COVID-19 spreads

Singapore is preparing to house hundreds of foreign labourers in accommodation vessels typically used for offshore and marine industry staff, in the context that the COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly in dormitories of guest workers.

Vietnamese accounted for 55 percent of foreign workers in Japan

Vietnamese accounted for 55 percent of foreign workers in Japan

The Statistics of Department of Immigration and Residency Management under the Japanese Ministry of Justice showed that Vietnamese citizens accounted for 55 percent among working labors granted visa based on new policy of Japan since the beginning of April 2019.
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Efforts made to observe rights of foreign workers’ social insurance

Bilateral agreements for a new generation of social insurance policy have been negotiated to support foreign workers engaging in Vietnam’s social insurance scheme, said Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Dao Viet Anh.