Ensure migrant workers’ right to vaccination

Josh Hong

Many undocumented workers choose not to seek medical assistance despite being ill or suffering from contagious diseases, let alone make themselves available for Covid-19 tests. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 24, 2021.

A FRIEND in Taiwan recently forwarded to me an announcement by the country’s national immigration agency urging all migrant workers who had been in and around Wanhua district of Taipei, the capital city that has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the past two weeks, to come forward for Covid-19 tests and, in the case of infection, treatment.

It also reiterated that all the services provided were free of charge, and that the health authority would not submit any of their medical information to the police.

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