However, the factory will remain open.
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The Top Glove worker’s hostel in Klang, Selangor has been placed under Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO), announced Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today.
The EMCO will be put in place at the hostel from 17th until 30th November after it was identified as a Covid-19 hotspot aka Teratai Cluster.
The Senior Minister explained that the EMCO covers the company’s male hostel, female hostel, Jalan Abadi 1A/KU8, Jalan Abadi 1A and Jalan Abadi 10/KU8 in Klang – which involves 13,190 factory workers and 1,200 residents.
Ismail Sabri also stated that the EMCO was put in place to enable KKM to continue with targeted screening on the workers and residents.
PKPD di Asrama Pekerja Top Glove, Klang, Selangor bermula 17 Nov sehingga 30 Nov 2020.— KKMalaysia🇲🇾 (@KKMPutrajaya) November 16, 2020
Setakat 15 Nov, Kluster Teratai yang melibatkan pekerja syarikat ini melaporkan 214 kes positif. pic.twitter.com/y3ijjFYll5
However, the Top Glove factory will remain open
The National Security Council (MKN) has not decided to close down the factory yet.
Instead, Top Glove is instructed to screen all workers who will be working at the Klang factory, as well as all hostels they live at, in addition to cleaning and sanitation of the premises.
How Teratai Cluster was detected
Malaysiakini reports that most of the Top Glove factory workers in Klang found positive lived at the hostels along Jalan Teratai in Meru.
Cases at the factory were initially reported on 5 November with 17 employees testing positive for Covid-19 following a screening exercise. Teratai Cluster was later confirmed by the Health Ministry on 7 November
Teratai Cluster currently comprises 215 infections.
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