Foreign Workers Wearing Pink Wristbands In Viral Photo Not Under Quarantine

foreign workers wearing pink wristbands in viral photo not under quarantine

Photo via Facebook

If you’ve seen that viral photo of foreign construction workers wearing pink wristbands on-site, it’s not what you think!

Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah took to Facebook last night (November 17th) to explain that they were allowed to work, as they were involved in community COVID-19 screenings and not close-contact screenings.

264 out of 273 individuals that were screened at the construction site and were given the pink wristbands to indicate that they were foreigners.

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Posted by Noor Hisham Abdullah on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Dr Noor Hisham said this was done to prevent them from leaving the construction area, adding that they’re all living in the shared workers’ quarters nearby.

“The developers have been told to ensure that all of those screened stayed within the construction area.”

Security guards and police officers have been placed on site to make sure they don’t leave the area.

Dr Noor Hisham also revealed that only one worker who did not live on site had tested positive for COVID-19 and assured that those who were in close contact with him are still in quarantine.

“All other workers tested negative and have been given their release order on Nov 15, except for the eight close contacts who are still undergoing quarantine.”

Stay safe, people!


by Kyle Roshen Jacob