Employers can’t stop workers from self-isolation if their Covid test report is awaited, Health Minister Dr Adham Baba said today. If an employer is found stopping his employee from isolation, he will be liable to face action under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342), the minister said. The workers who test positive must undergo quarantine and those who test negative must self-isolate, the minister said.
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Health Minister Dr Adham Baba today said that employers may face legal action if they stop employees from self-quarantine while waiting for their Covid results. Mr Bhaba said that such employers will be liable for action under Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).
The minister added that any worker who tests positive must go under compulsory quarantine for 10 days and those who test negative must go for self-isolation.
“If employers are found to have disallowed this quarantine, provisions of Act 342 can be used to impose penalties on them,” Mr Bhaba said.