Edited by: Sheera Abg Mansor
KUALA LUMPUR: Plantation industry players has, in advance, required employees who may have been exposed to the contagion to self-quarantine as step to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Quoting the joint statement in Bernama today, the organization termed this initiative as a ‘voluntary lockdown’ which intended to starve the virus of plantation victims.
The organisations include the Malaysian Palm Oil Association, Malaysian Estate Owners Association, East Malaysia Planters Association and Sarawak Oil Palm Planters Association.
According to them, following the announcement of the MCO on March 18, they collectively agreed to, and instructed their members to adhere to stringent safety and security standard in all estates, mills and refinery operations, over and above those announced by the Health Ministry and the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.
To this end, they said stringent and comprehensive standard operating procedures have been implemented in all operations and reinforced.