Bahrain: Cos. ordered to reduce overcrowding at labour camps to stop Covid-19 spread

Author: Reem Al Daaysi, GDN Online (Bahrain), Published on: 3 June 2020

"8,000 workers moved to curb virus spread," 31 May 2020

Thousands of expatriate workers staying in cramped labour camps have been provided with new accommodation as part of efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19)...

as many as 8,011 workers have been provided with new accommodation at their work establishments or companies...

The [labour and social development] minister underlined the importance of employers stepping up their efforts to adopt precautionary measures and ensure the protection of workers through adherence to social distancing at workplaces and labour camps...

a special team of inspectors and occupational safety engineers was set up to intensify communication with establishments to ensure the implementation of guidelines.

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