|Workers’ temperatures being checked before they enter a company in Bình Dương Province. — VNA/VNS Photo|
BÌNH DƯƠNG — Bình Dương Province has been ensuring it is business as usual at its 28 industrial parks since last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nguyễn Bình Yên, a spokesperson for the Sao Việt JSC, said his company had 4,300 workers, and they all have to wear a mask, have their temperature checked, sanitise their hands, and keep a safe distance from each other, and so production continues uninterrupted.
Điền Quang Hiệp, general director of Minh Phát Wood Company in Thuận An City, said his company has set up pandemic prevention teams at its gates where workers have to disinfect themselves, make health declarations and have their temperature checked.
Workers are required to make health declarations on paper forms or smartphones through the Bluezone tracing application.
Those found to have a fever are sent to a separate room for monitoring.
Banners and posters on how to safeguard oneself from COVID-19 can be found all over industrial parks.
For more than a month the province People's Committee and local authorities have been instructing districts, businesses and industrial parks to strictly comply with pandemic prevention measures.
The Bình Dương Industrial Parks Management Board has instructed IPs to regularly update their status on the COVID safety map to keep the public informed, closely monitor workers and set up pandemic inspection teams.
Nguyễn Thanh Trúc, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee, said the province was also working with health authorities and the IPs management board to organise drills and make plans to requisition factories and offices to quarantine up to 4,000 people if necessary.
Bình Dương is one of the top provinces in the country in terms of foreign investments, exports and economic growth. — VNS