Factories to reopen in Pathein after due inspection


Ayeyawady Region government gave greenlights nine factories in Pathein Town to resume their operations after the inspection team conducted the mandatory inspection in line with health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), according to the regional government’s notice released on 1 May.
The factory workers are also advised to follow the health guidelines to contain the possible spread of the virus when they start working on 4 May.
The inspection teams are comprised of officials from the Supervision Committee on Industrial Zone, the General Administration Department, the Public Health Department, the Department of Labour, the Industrial Supervision and Inspection Department.
The state has urged people to work from home for certain businesses. The inspection team checks if the factories have marked off six-feet distance for social distancing and have prepared the mandatory face mask and glove for every individual worker, systematic seating plan for transportation, thermometers, handwashing basin, systematic waste management, enough green space and healthy food. They also ensure that the factories must be ready for their workers to send the hospital if the common symptoms of coronavirus disease are found.
The factories and workplaces in the respective industrial zones across the country undertook mandatory inspection between 20 and 30 April to resume their operations, in line with the regulations and guidelines on coronavirus pandemic issued by the Ministry of Health and Sports, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population announced.
During the inspection, pharmaceutical factories, food production factories, factories, workplaces and departments that are ready for re-operating in line with health instructions, factories and workplaces with more than 1,000 workers, and other factories, workplaces and departments are prioritized in order, the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population stated. — Hla Kyi (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

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