Health Covid-19: World's top latex glove maker shuts factories

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The world's largest maker of latex gloves will shut more than half of its factories after almost 2,500 employees tested positive for coronavirus.

Malaysia's Top Glove will close down 28 plants in phases as it seeks to control the outbreak, authorities said.

The company has seen a huge surge in demand for its personal protective gear since the start of the pandemic.

However, there have been concerns about the working conditions of the low-paid migrant workers it relies upon.

On Monday, Malaysia's health ministry reported a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in areas where Top Glove factories and dormitories are located.

Nearly 5,800 workers have been screened so far with 2,453 testing positive, it said.

Top Glove operates 41 factories in Malaysia, with many of its workers coming from Nepal and living in crowded dormitory complexes.


Read more here. (BBC)
 

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They started making a bunch of money and just went full on without any care for safety. Hopefully the bright side of this is that is exposes what is really going on in the world with these exploited employees. If they start having to have some kind of regulation or oversight they usually just shut down but the way covid works it exposes these concentrations of people. This is actually good news as hopefully it will limit this practice.
 
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