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Farm workers get COVID tests before US, Canada departures

Apr 8th, 2021 | Category: Special Reports | 7:00
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#JamaicaGleaner #FarmWorkers #MinistryOfLabour #COVID APRIL 8, 2021: Tuesday, April 6, 2021, hundreds of farm workers converged on the Ministry of Labour’s offices on East Street in Kingston to undergo a COVID-19 test that is a new stipulation for the work programme before boarding a flight to Canada and the United States. By this weekend, 630 Jamaican farm workers are expected to leave the island for the week, bringing the total number of persons to have travelled to Canada on the overseas work programme since the start of the year to 2,500, according to the Director of the Overseas Employment Programme in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Delroy Palmer.

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