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Firms in Dong Nai asked not to deny recovered Covid workers

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – As several firms in Dong Nai Province have disallowed recovered Covid laborers to return to work, the Industrial Zones Management Board of the province has written to enterprises asking them to create favorable conditions for recovered workers to resume their work.

Le Van Danh, deputy head of the management board, told Thanh Nien Online today, October 19, that the management board signed a decision asking firms to prioritize employing laborers who have recovered from Covid-19.

The management board recently received many complaints about some firms turning away laborers who have recovered from Covid, while asking them to return to work six months after recovery, Danh said, adding that the act goes against the regulations issued by the Dong Nai government.

Under the regulations, workers are allowed to work if they are not living in areas under lockdown, have got at least one shot of the Covid vaccine or have recovered from the disease within six months, he explained.

The representative of the management board said that recovered Covid patients are important forces to help firms restore production, so firms should not turn them away.

Statistics from the management board indicated that some 1,500 of 1,714 firms had resumed operations.

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