Malaysia’s government this week counted 83 active clusters of infections connected to workplaces around the country, most prominently an industrial area that houses the world’s largest glove manufacturer.
The company stopped work in at least 20 of its 41 factories in Malaysia and reduced operations at others, according to its statements.
Outbreaks have also centered on a Kuala Lumpur construction site, which is linked to more than 1,500 infections, and a logistics company tied to dozens of cases in the nation’s south.
Another cluster linked to factory work grew to more than 1,000 infections and has spread to three states in the country, according to the health ministry.
By May, the country had eased restrictions on movement and joined the club of east Asian nations that have subdued the virus.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur