New Taipei Labor Affairs Bureau inspects migrant workers' dorms to avoid potential clusters of infection
As the Thai migrant worker was infected with Covid-19 recently after returning to Thailand, the Labor Affairs Department of New Taipei City carried out the first stage of inspection at 39 migrant workers' dorms last Tuesday. The Department implemented the second stage of inspection today (August 4) at 66 companies' dorms to ensure disease control measures were well put into practice.
Director of the Labor Affairs Department, Chen Ruijia (陳瑞嘉), stated on July 29 that the Department recently launched another inspection to track the further Covid-19 infections and check if migrant workers well practice self-health management.
To implement the most comprehensive disease control measures, the Labor Affairs Department of New Taipei City also notified a total of 133 brokerage firms in New Taipei City, reminding them to publicize the government's policy on disease control to avoid potential clusters of infection. As for home caretakers, the Labor Bureau's staff will carry out household visits and will also bring flyers on epidemic prevention presented in four languages for employers, care recipients, and migrant workers, so as to avoid loopholes the infection control.
The Labor Affairs Department pointed out although the Covid-19 infection has eased in Taiwan, employers should still remind their migrant workers to avoid going to public places, take public transportation, keep a social distance, and wear masks. If employers found any migrant worker who has a fever or cough, they should help them seek medical treatment or call 1922 or 1955 to ask for professional assistance.
Source: New Taipei City Government