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Over 5,000 Thai labourers in Sweden and Finland to return home this month


Nearly 5,300 Thai labourers who have been working as berry-pickers in Sweden and Finland will gradually return home between now and October 22, Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said.

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“The first group of 498 workers arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on October 1 and will have to stay in either Alternative State Quarantine or Organisation Quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” he said. “Their employers will be responsible for all the expenses during quarantine.”
“Sending Thai labour to work overseas is one of the ministry’s missions following the policy of Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha to promote the skills of Thai labourers in international markets and assure the world of Thailand’s efficiency in Covid-19 prevention,” he added.
Department of Employment director-general Suchart Pornchaiwisetkul asked Thais who seek seasonal work overseas to do so via the department to ensure that they are properly protected under labour laws and against Covid-19 infection.
“The department has set up measures together with the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration to ensure that Thai workers overseas have proper lodging, equipment and transport that protect them from the risk of infection,” he said.

Published : October 02, 2020

By : THE NATION