TOPGLOV (7113): TOP GLOVE CORP BHD confirms temporary stoppage of production plants in Klang due to Covid-19
KUALA LUMPUR: Top Glove Corp Bhd said it has temporarily shutdown 16 facilities in Klang since Nov 18, while the remaining 12 plants in the location are operating at reduced capacities.
"With guidance from Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia (KKM), we have completed full screening of about 5,700 workers at our hostels," the company said today.
"We are committed to proceed with the KKM recommended COVID-19 screening test of the balance workers and staff of our factories in Meru, Klang," it added.
Earlier, senior minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri said the special cabinet meeting today has decided that 28 of Top Glove factories in Klang will be ordered to halt operations in stages to allow the health ministry to conduct tests and quarantine.
"With reference to the announcement by the Senior Minister today, Top Glove will work closely and cooperate fully with the relevant authorities to implement the temporary stoppage by stages of our manufacturing facilities in Meru, Klang," Top Glove said.
"Meanwhile, we will continue to adhere to COVID-19 preventive SOPs on a stringent basis. Disinfection exercises at our premises and accommodation are also conducted regularly, with all the necessary precautionary measures strictly in place," it added.