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Migrant workers on the front line as Malaysia, Thailand go back to work

Free Malaysia Today, Thailand and Malaysia, 15 May 2020 - Thailand and Malaysia moved quickly to head off Covid-19, sealing their borders, shutting down people movement and encouraging social distancing.

They now face the delicate challenge of re-starting their economies when the migrant workers they rely on pose one of the biggest risks of forcing another lockdown.

Temperature checks and mandatory virus tests are some of the measures becoming the new normal for the five million guest workers in the Southeast Asian nations.

But the combination of cramped living conditions and language barriers make migrant labor vulnerable to a new round of infections.

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Source: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/05/15/migrant-workers-on-the-front-line-as-malaysia-thailand-go-back-to-work/

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