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246 car upholstery company employees test positive for Covid-19
Published on: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
By: FMT
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Leather upholstery maker Pecca gets hit by Covid-19 outbreak for a second time in two months. (Facebook pic)
PETALING JAYA: Almost 250 employees of car leather upholstery maker Pecca Group have tested positive for Covid-19.

In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, Pecca said “some” staff from its subsidiary, Pecca Leather Sdn Bhd (PLSB), tested positive during a recent screening – after which PLSB conducted an immediate screening of 597 employees.

Of those tested, 246 were Covid-19 positive.

The company has shutdown its operations for seven days, after a similar closure last month when three employees tested positive.

“As at Dec 21, 2020, the swab test results indicated 246 positive cases,” Pecca said in the filing.

“The affected employees are receiving the necessary medical care while close contacts are undergoing quarantine and will undergo subsequent testing.”

PLSB is expected to resume operations by Dec 28 pending further consultations with the health ministry, with the seven-day closure expected to have less than a 5% impact on the group’s financial year 2021 revenue.

Pecca also estimated the swab tests, quarantine measures and disinfection processes would cost up to RM500,000.

Pecca temporarily halted operations for six days last month after one of its workers tested positive during company-wide screenings of more than 600 employees. The company later announced that two other employees had also tested positive.



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