New directives issued for employers and labourers to combat Covid-19

Employers have to designate separate buildings in their labour camps to accommodate at least 15 per cent of their workforce to act as precautionary quarantine, it has emerged.

New directives aimed at combating the Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) were issued for employers and labourers by Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel Humaidan from today (April 13) until further notice.

The decision includes complete adherence to the directives issued by the Health Ministry to protect work sites and labour camps from the dangers of Covid-19.

Employers were also instructed to provide face masks and enforce their use by all employees on site.

It also includes temperature checks prior to entering work sites and implement remote working when possible, especially for working mothers, and reducing the number of workers on site.

The number of labourers living in a single room also has to be reduced while increasing the space available for each worker and ensuring social distancing to two metres.




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