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Mandatory COVID-19 Screening of Foreign Workers or Fine upto RM50k

Starting from 1 January 2020 Malaysia Government has issued strict orders that all employer required to ensure that their foreign workers undergo the COVID-19 screening test to curb the spread of pandemic with the enforcement of the act STANDARD MINIMUM PERUMAHAN, PENGINAPAN DAN KEMUDAHAN PEKERJA 1990 ACT 446, they may face imprisonment up to 1 year, RM 50k fines or both if they fail to comply with ACT 446.

Here is the infographic from the Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia:

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In our recent post, I have shared the contact detail of MYEG Screening unit to book an appointment or email to psp@myeg.com.my to get screened at your doorstep if you have more than 50 workers either you have the option to visit MYEG to done COVID-19 test (note that Travelling for COVID-19 screening is allowed during MCO 2.0, MYEG will provide all necessary documentation for your travelling ) at affordable pricing. 


Who will pay for COVID-19 Screening?


1. All employers are bound by law to pay the cost for RT-ANTIGEN test which RM 60 for eligible SOSCO Workers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Sabah & Labuan.

1. For RT-PCR Test RM150 per person and available for only self-paying workers at any MYEG branches. 


Contact us if you need further assistance at support@spicyblogging.com, we will assist you all the way to arrange appointments for COVID-19 Screening & don't hesitate to share your comments to let us know what you think about new policies during the pandemic. 


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