Developers urge govt to bear cost of workers’ Covid-19 screening

Developers have urged the government to bear all Covid-19 screening costs for their workers as businesses are already suffering financially. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 6, 2020.

THE Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda) Malaysia and Master Builders’ Association Malaysia (MBAM) are appealing to the government to bear the full cost of Covid-19 screening for all workers so the construction industry can be up and running again.

Rehda president Soam Heng Choon and MBAM secretary-general Eric Yong in a joint statement said at current market rate, the estimated cost per swab test is around RM350 to RM650 per person (depending on volume).

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