By Nadiah Zamlus
KLANG, Nov 25 — Renowned glove manufacturer Top Glove Corp Bhd (Top Glove) is committed to cooperating with all agencies in curbing the spread of Covid-19 for the safety of its workers and residents living nearby.
Its managing director Datuk Lee Kim Meow said among the immediate action taken was to close 20 factories including the workers’ hostels in Jalan Teratai on November 17 following the enforcement of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO).
“Only eight factories are still operating, which is 10 per cent of the total operations. More importantly, we have ensured all our staff, both local and foreign workers, undergo Covid-19 screening tests.
“Besides that, disinfection work is being carried out and the Health Ministry’s standard operating procedure (SOP) are being adhered to,” he told SelangorKini.
Lee said this after receiving a notice of closure from the Selangor State Health Department on seven of its factories, which starts today until December 8.
Also present were Klang District Health officer Dr Masitah Mohamed, Klang District officer Mohd Zainal Mohd Nor, Klang Municipal Council president Dr Ahmad Fadzli Ahmad Tajuddin and Klang Utara District Police chief Assistant Commissioner Nurulhuda Mohd Salleh.
On Monday, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob had ordered 28 of Top Glove factories to be closed in stages.
As of yesterday, 4,036 individuals were confirmed positive for Covid-19 from the Teratai Cluster, a majority of them are the factory workers and those living in Kuala Lumpur.
Out of the total 5,777 individuals screened, 3,846 who were tested positive for Covid-19 are non-citizens.