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More Top Glove workers test positive for Covid-19
Published on: Saturday, January 16, 2021
By: FMT
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Healthworkers carry out Covid-19 testing in a Top Glove workers hostel in Meru, Klang in November 2020. (Photo: Bernama)
PETALING JAYA: Top Glove Corp today confirmed that workers from four of its factories have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement, it said the affected facilities were those located in Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Sungai Puloh and Shah Alam in Selangor, and Kulim in Kedah.

“All employees at our facility in Port Dickson have gone for screening with the health ministry on Jan 14, and the affected employees are currently under quarantine,” said the company.

Top Glove added that its foreign workers have been placed in designated quarantine centres and its Malaysian employees were undergoing home quarantine.

Staff at its Sungai Puloh factory are scheduled to undergo mass screening today, while contact tracing and close contact screenings were being conducted at the facilities in Shah Alam and Kulim.

All the affected areas, including staff quarters and company vehicles, have since been disinfected, with all related costs for local and foreign employees borne by the company.

“Top Glove reiterates that the health and safety of its employees is a top priority.

“As the company continues to produce high-quality medical gloves to protect medical practitioners and frontliners across the world, we are dedicated to adhering to stringent measures to safeguard our employees as well as the communities we serve.”

The Teratai cluster, with 6,934 Covid-19 infections as of yesterday, has been linked to Top Glove’s factory in Meru, Klang, Selangor.

The company had previously closed 28 of its factories in Klang due to the spike of Covid-19 cases among its workers in the area.



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