SHAH ALAM, Malaysia—With COVID-19 cases rising in the region, Top Glove has extended its quarantine period for factory workers in Meru, Malaysia, to Dec. 14—two weeks longer than announced in mid-November.
"Top Glove will extend its fullest cooperation to the relevant authorities toward flattening the curve," according to a Nov. 30 statement.
According to Top Glove, all Meru factory employees are undergoing a COVID-19 mass screening exercise while it sanitizes the factory.
Top Glove temporarily has stopped production at its rubber gloves manufacturing facilities in Meru since Nov. 18 to allow health authorities to carry out COVID screenings at the sites.
As of Nov. 23, 16 facilities in the region stopped production while 12 factories have been operating at "much reduced capacities."
The Nov. 30 release did not include an update on production operations across the facilities.