The government will no longer issue isolation orders to confirmed cases from January 30. Tang Jiabiao, a member of the Legislative Council of the Federation of Trade Unions, said on a radio program today (20th) that the isolation order restricts the freedom of citizens. As society gradually returns to normal, many citizens expect or Support the cancellation of the isolation order, but pay attention to the arrangements for sectors that require rapid testing, such as residential homes and schools, and suggest that the government provide clear guidelines to avoid disputes.
Xu Wenwei, president of the Rice Miao Dietetic Association, said that Hong Kong has a high vaccination rate and many people have been infected. It is believed that there is a protective barrier, and the protective function of the isolation order is greatly reduced, which can be treated as a common cold.
He himself is a restaurant owner and said that if an employee tests positive and has mild symptoms but has not obtained a doctor's certificate, he will arrange a vacation according to the circumstances.
Deng Jiabiao said that at present, industries such as nursing homes and schools still need rapid daily testing. He hopes that the government will provide clear guidelines, such as specifying whether asymptomatic confirmed patients need to go to work, etc., and do not leave room for employers to decide, so as not to cause disputes.
He pointed out that the nursing home is facing a dilemma. If asymptomatic confirmed patients are allowed to go to work, they may increase the risk of transmission.
Deng Jiabiao believes that if the work does not come into contact with the elderly or young children and other groups that need to be protected, most employers hope that those who are diagnosed will go to work as usual.
He mentioned that the labor law stipulates that employers need to provide paid sick leave only when employees receive sick leave certificates of more than four days. However, most middle-level and grassroots employees do not receive medical subsidies. In addition, adults will only be unwell for two to three days after being diagnosed. Worried that doctors are "tight hands" and employees cannot get paid sick leave.
Xu Wenwei pointed out that the catering industry often contacts customers. I believe that most employers tend to give employees who are diagnosed and have obvious symptoms a holiday. Otherwise, it will cause inconvenience in perception and actual work, but those who are diagnosed without symptoms can go to work as usual.
He said that if the confirmed employees want to go to work, it is expected that many employers will not refuse, because the catering industry has been facing the problem of shortage of manpower.
Withdrawal of the quarantine order｜He Bailiang is worried that the public is at a loss and advocates continuing to use the old method to take sick leave for the first five days of diagnosis. Withdrawal of the quarantine order｜The number of cases may rise. Meeting: Most private doctors will consult the confirmed patients and the isolation order will be cancelled｜If you are recruited and forced to take a holiday, will there be any labor?
An article to understand the key points of the diagnosis of wage earners. The quarantine order will be canceled from the 30th. The mask order will still be implemented for the time being. Members call for proper explanation of sick leave arrangements