CECC freezes two more firms sending workers

BALANCING ACT: Indonesia is on the nation’s ‘high-risk’ list, and 50 Indonesian migrant workers who came since last month have tested positive, the CECC said

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 29, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

People on Nov. 8 wear masks at a shopping mall as the COVID-19 outbreak continues in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Photo: Reuters

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday temporarily banned two more Indonesian recruitment agencies from sending migrant workers to Taiwan due to COVID-19.

With immediate effect, migrant workers from the recruitment firms PT Bumenjaya Eka Putra and PT Mitra Sinergi Sukses are prohibited from entering Taiwan, bringing to eight the total number of agencies facing such restrictions.

The center on Friday announced it had added PT Laatansa Lintas and PT Prima Duta Sejati to the list of firms temporarily banned from sending workers to Taiwan. The center first banned four Indonesian recruitment firms on Friday last week: PT Sentosa Karya Aditama, PT Vita Melati Indonesia, PT Ekoristi Berkarya and PT Graha Ayukarsa.

The move came after the CECC in the past few days confirmed several new imported COVID-19 cases, most of which were migrant workers arriving from Indonesia from the recruitment firms.

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