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Major PPE manufacturer shutters more than half of its factories after 2,500 workers test positive for COVID

Added 11-24-20 09:17:02am EST - “All workers who tested positive have been hospitalized” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Major PPE manufacturer shutters more than half of its factories after 2,500 workers test positive for COVID”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Malaysia's Top Glove, the world's largest manufacturer of latex gloves, has closed more than half of its factories after approximately 2,500 workers tested positive for coronavirus.

According to a Tuesday Forbes report, 2,453 of the company's 5,800 Malaysian workers have tested positive for the deadly virus.

At the time of this reporting, researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimate that there have been at least 58,847 confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia, with at least 341 deaths attributed to COVID.

"In an official statement," Forbes writer Siladitya Ray noted, "the company said it has temporarily stopped production in 16 of its facilities in the badly hit Meru region, while its remaining 12 facilities in the area have been operating at 'reduced capacities.'"

A report from the BBC noted that the company is set to shutter 28 of its 41 plants across the country in an attempt to tamp down the spread of the virus.

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