26 November 2020 – All 1.7mil foreign workers in Malaysia required to undergo testing

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Employment
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Overview: All 1.7 million foreign workers in Malaysia are required to undergo mandatory COVID-19 screening due to the high number of cases among the group.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/25/ismail-sabri-mandatory-screening-required-for-all-17-million-foreign-workers-in-malaysia

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat