Asean Urged to Ramp Up Migrant Screening
Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 25 April 2020. ERIA’s newly published policy brief about COVID-19 was mentioned.
Diplomatic and economic experts are calling on countries in the region to step up the screening of migrant workers in the future to prevent the transmission of diseases like Covid-19.Former foreign minister Kasit Piromya on Friday said the government must now increase migrant screening measures after calls for the establishment of a Covid-19 response fund for Asean during a meeting with bloc members last week.
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