Ministry delays stricter oversight of workers' housing despite Covid-19 outbreaks
Published:  May 27, 2020 11:01 AM
Updated: 11:01 AM

The Human Resources Ministry today announced that it will postpone the implementation of the amended Workers' Minimum Standards and Housing and Amenities Act 1990 despite concerns that quarters in poor living conditions were fuelling the spread of Covid-19 among migrant workers.

Human Resource Minister M Saravanan said the amendments, which were supposed to come into force on June 1, will be postponed to August 31.

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