Lockdown imposed on thousands of Malaysian medical glove workers


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More than 13 thousand employees of one of largest global companies in manufacture of rubber and medical gloves face two weeks of closure, after about two hundred cases of Coronavirus were diagnosed in a worker dormitory.

Malaysian Defense Minister Ismail Sabri Yaqoub said today, Monday, that Top Glove will be asked to “conduct a complete survey of all its employees inside its factories, and se are among or dormitories that provide manpower to its factories.”

Top Glove said last week that spread of virus among its workers had been “very under control” and that its operations were “not affected yet”.

Malaysian factories produced about 65% of rubber and medical gloves in world, which have increased in demand due to Corona pandemic.

Today, Monday, Malaysian Ministry of Health said that 1,103 new cases of Coronavirus that causes Covid19 had been diagnosed across country over past 24 hours.

The total number of injuries has quadrupled since first week of October to more than 48,000, prompting government to reimpose some restrictions on movement in recent weeks.

Source : vistabuzz

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