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Covid-19: Top Glove Factory Workers In Klang Put Under EMCO After Teratai Cluster Outbreak

Covid-19: Top Glove Factory Workers In Klang Put Under EMCO After Teratai Cluster Outbreak

However, the factory will remain open.

Kirat Kaur

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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.

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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