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13,000 workers in #coronavirus quarantine at Top Glove, #Malaysia

Asia, Coronavirus, Health, Malaysia

The Malaysian government tightened COVID-19 movement curbs in an area in Klang where Top Glove worker dormitories are located, to enable targeted coronavirus screenings on workers and residents as infections rise, the security ministry said on Monday (Nov 16).

The curbs, in effect from Tuesday until the end of the month, will affect 13,190 workers and close to 1,200 residents in Klang, about 40km west of Kuala Lumpur, Senior Minister of Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said at a media conference.

“The enhanced movement control order will allow the health ministry to continue targeted screenings on workers and residents in the area,” he said.

Top Glove, the world’s largest medical glove manufacturer, is also required to screen all workers at its local factory and all dormitories for workers at that factory, the minister said.



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