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Some 800 firms in Binh Duong suspend stay-at-work mode

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HCMC – As many as 795 businesses in Binh Duong Province have stopped applying the stay-at-work mode as they failed to meet anti-virus requirements and detected several positive Covid-19 cases among workplace-based employees.

As of August 22, up to 323 firms in the province’s industrial parks with a combined 85,000 employees had temporarily ended the stay-at-work arrangement as some positive cases were found, their employees refused to continue staying at the factories after work and there was a shortage of material for production, according to the provincial government.

Besides, 19 other firms in industrial clusters and over 400 firms outside industrial parks or industrial clusters, with a total of 39,000 workers, have stopped applying the stay-at-work mode due to Covid-19 infections, a shortage of material and a lack of new orders.

The number of firms inside and outside industrial zones in Binh Duong Province that had registered to apply the stay-at-work mode is 3,033, with a total of over 250,000 employees.

Many positive Covid-19 cases have constantly been detected in industrial parks in the province. As of August 22, over 3,260 Covid-19 infections had been discovered in 391 firms.

Up to date, more than 121,990 employees in industrial zones have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Elsewhere in Dong Nai Province, the Industrial Zones Management Board has stopped approving the registration of firms applying for the stay-at-work mode to focus on Covid-19 testing as the province is adopting social distancing under Directive 16.

Over 1,100 firms in industrial zones in the province are currently implementing the stay-at-work order.

Meanwhile, Long An Province is mapping out a plan to make the stay-at-work mode safer by adding healthcare services to the arrangement to help production and business activities recover. Accordingly, apart from working, eating and sleeping at their premises to prevent the Covid-19 spread, employees will also receive healthcare services at the firms.

In Long An, 840 firms with 40,870 workers are adopting the stay-at-work mode, the local media reported.

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