Slideshow ( 2 images )KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will close some of Top Glove’s factories in stages as it moves to screen employees for coronavirus following a big jump in infections, a senior minister said on Monday.
But as many as 28 of its network of more than 30 factories in the southeast Asian nation will be shut after 1,889 workers tested positive for the virus, from 5,794 screened, said Senior Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
“On the advice and risk evaluation of the health ministry, it is agreed that 28 of Top Glove factories be closed in stages,” Ismail said, so as to allow further screening and quarantine.
Last week, the government ordered 14-day curbs through Nov. 30 in an area where Top Glove factories and dormitories are located.
The company did not immediately respond to questions about details of the situation or the impact on production.
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