Malaysia News: The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today that it has been informed that there are approximately 13,000 people working in Top Glove Corporation Bhd’s 28 factories. The authorities plan to screen all these people after the increase in cases in the Teratai cluster .
It said in a daily statement. The previously enforced Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) on company employee dormitories only involved about 5,900 people. It with an infection rate of 43.8%, and of the 5767 people tested, there were 2524 positive cases of Covid-19.
The Director-General of Health, Dr. Tan Sri Noor Hisham Abdullah, said in a statement:
“The information received from the factory management found that the total of workers are around 13,000 people working in 28 different factory buildings.”
“The Klang District Health Office is cooperating with the management for the planning to screen all these workers.”
The Ministry of Health said that, 164 locals and 2,360 foreigners have found to be positive. Both between the ages of 2 and 68.
Moreover, he said:
“Most of the cases from this cluster are workers in the area of Meru, Klang.”
Top Glove said in a separate statement that since November 18. Its 16 factories in Meru have temporarily suspended production. Meanwhile the capacity of the other 12 factories has greatly reduced.
“We are committed to proceed with the MOH recommended Covid-19 screening test for the balance workers and staff of our factories in Meru, Klang.”
“The safety and well-being of our employees and local community is our utmost priority towards containing the situation and to flatten the Covid-19 curve.”
This is the reason for the surge in positive Covid-19 cases among its workers after the National Safety Commission (NSC) said today. That it has decided to gradually close the factories of glove manufacturer Top Glove Corporation Bhd.
In addition, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said before that the government has announced the implementation of an enhanced movement control order for the male and female workers’ dormitories in the top glove factory in Klang. (EMCO).
Today, the Teratai cluster has recorded many cases. 1067 new Covid-19 cases, accounting for 76.6% of the country’s 1,884 new cases in Malaysia.