28 Top Glove Factories in Klang to Close Down Temporarily to Enable Covid-19 Testing

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 28 Top Glove Corporation Bhd factories in Klang will be shut down temporarily in stages to enable the Health Ministry to conduct Covid-19 screening and quarantine its workers.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob the course of action was taken due to the steady increase in positive cases reported among the workers.

“Top Glove worker dormitories have been placed under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) since Nov 17.

“As of Nov 23, the Health Ministry has screened 5,794 individuals, from which 1,889 tested positive.

“I was informed that today, there were 1,067 positive Covid-19 cases involving the factory workers.

“Hence, the special cabinet meeting today decided that the 28 Top Glove factories in Klang will be ordered to halt operations in stages to allow the ministry to conduct tests and quarantine,” he said at the daily press conference, here, today.

He said the matter will be coordinated by the Selangor Security Council Committee and Top Glove management.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/643635/28-top-glove-factories-klang-close-down-temporarily-enable-covid-19

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