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coronavirus Test

South Korea seen revising rules on tests for foreign workers
World

South Korea seen revising rules on tests for foreign workers

  • Seoul and neighbouring Gyeonggi Province are among a number of local governments that have ordered all foreign workers to be tested, drawing accusations of xenophobia.
  • The news came after Britain formally protested to South Korea, multiple countries sought an explanation and several South Korean leaders called for the rules to be rescinded.
Published 18 Mar, 2021 05:36pm
Hong Kong orders compulsory coronavirus testing after gym cluster hits financial community
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Hong Kong orders compulsory coronavirus testing after gym cluster hits financial community

  • The government published a compulsory testing notice on Friday covering 80 residential premises and workplaces, many in central financial and business district.
  • "The fourth wave was never over, (because) the case number haven't been down to zero; now I'm worried it may rebound quickly," Dr Chuang Shuk-kwan, of the city's health department, told a briefing.
Updated 13 Mar, 2021 09:08pm
France drops negative COVID-19 test requirement for Irish hauliers
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France drops negative COVID-19 test requirement for Irish hauliers

  • Irish traders are increasingly shipping goods directly to and from European ports, rather than the once-speedier route via the so-called UK landbridge, as a result of red tape and delays after Britain's exit from the European Union.
  • The Irish transport ministry said in a statement the French government had informed it of the decision.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 08:32pm
Hong Kong locks down thousands for compulsory COVID-19 testing
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Hong Kong locks down thousands for compulsory COVID-19 testing

  • The first such measure the city has taken since the pandemic began has occurred in the densely populated neighbourhoods of Jordan that is home to many ageing.
  • We are doing this also to dispel worries of the residents because there was talk that this is an epidemic area and it affected the life, psychology and business of the people here.
Published 23 Jan, 2021 06:00pm