After Ho Chi Minh City decided to apply Directive 16 from July 9 to fight the epidemic, businesses also activated the plan to both fight the epidemic and maintain production, including setting up tents on the spot for workers. stay.
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Male workers will stay in tents, female workers in bunk beds in the office block, ensuring separate living and the company will take care of workers' meals. Enterprises also contact the medical unit so that the delivery workers must quickly test for COVID-19 regularly and periodically test the workers who stay at the company.
In addition, the business also separates an area so that if there is a case of F1, F0, it will be temporarily isolated before medical forces arrive to take it away for concentrated isolation. "The plan for workers to stay in the enterprise has been prepared by the executive board for a whole month, until July 8 only according to the scenario to be more secure in maintaining production," said Mr. Tu.
In Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park, businesses have prepared plans to maintain production when renting hotels for workers to stay. Mr. Luu Kim Hong - union chairman of Nidec VN Co., Ltd. - said that many employees of this business, including workers in Dong Nai, Binh Duong ..., have been arranged by the enterprise to stay at the hotel to stay at the hotel. ensure no production interruption.
Ms. Le Thi Bich Loan - deputy manager of Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park - said that in addition to Nidec VN, FDI enterprises such as Intel, Schneider and some other businesses have also rented hotels near the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-Tech Park. Ho Chi Minh City provides accommodation for workers. "Most of the people who are allowed to stay at the hotel are important personnel, working in the main processes, necessary to participate in the production line," said Ms. Loan.
Having difficulty with the request for testing every 3 days
Many businesses admit that they are facing difficulties in allowing workers to stay in factories, especially the living and hygiene problems of female workers. A representative of an FDI enterprise in the High-Tech Park of Ho Chi Minh City said that it is difficult to provide accommodation for workers in the factory because it is difficult to ensure the living conditions of female workers. Samsung alone has a concentrated accommodation plan due to its large area, self-invested accommodation, and arranged accommodation for workers.
Ms. Ho Uyen - Head of the Business Association of the High-Tech Park in Ho Chi Minh City - said that for businesses with workers infected with COVID-19, it is required that businesses allow workers to stay in factories. newly operated, there is a high risk of cross-contamination. Instead, businesses proposed to send workers to localities and increase the frequency of testing.
According to Ms. Uyen, workers who have been vaccinated, tested negative and confirmed that the necessary personnel for production activities of the enterprise must be facilitated to travel in order to maintain production.
Mr. Tran Viet Anh - General Director of Nam Thai Son Import-Export Joint Stock Company, an enterprise with 600 workers - said that the regulation should be tested once a week instead of every 3 days as now, because of the waiting time. Testing takes a lot of time, affects health, especially increases the risk of infection.