World’s top latex glove maker shuts 28 factories after coronavirus cases

World's top latex glove maker shuts 28 factories after coronavirus cases

Malaysia will close some of Top Glove’s factories after 2,453 workers tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said on Monday.

Nearly 5,800 workers have been screened so far with 2,453 testing positive, Malaysia’s Health Ministry said.

The company has seen a huge surge in demand for its personal protective gear since the start of the pandemic.

28 factory buildings will be shut in phases after 2,453 workers tested positive for the virus, from 5,767 screened, Director-General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah said.

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