Medical glove maker in Malaysia shuts plants due to infections

World | 23 Nov 2020 11:21 pm

The world's largest maker of latex gloves forced to close after a coronavirus outbreak.

Authorities will close some of Top Glove's factories in Malaysia after more than 2,000 workers tested positive, it was announced on Monday.

The company has racked up record profits this year thanks to sky-rocketing demand for its products and PPE gear, Reuters reports.

But 28 factory buildings will be shut in phases after 2,453 workers tested positive for the virus, from 5,767 screened, said director general of health Noor Hisham Abdullah.



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