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Fear grips workers at Klang glove factory amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hariz Mohd

15 Nov 2020, 11:30 am

Updated a month ago

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Top Glove, the world's largest glovemaker which has played an instrumental role in supplying medical frontliners with personal protective equipment in the fight against Covid-19, is now finding the pandemic at its doorsteps.

The Teratai cluster, which is linked to Top Glove's facilities in Meru, Klang, saw 53 new cases today, bringing the total infections to 214.

Health Ministry data showed the cluster is not limited to Meru, where some 20 of Top Glove's factories and its workers' hostels are located, but also includes other districts such as Kuala Selangor, Petaling and Hulu Langat.

However, it has not provided data on how many of those cases are directly linked to the factory workers.

For the workers who are keeping the glove factory running, walking through its gates every day is a daunting task.

Workers at the factory who spoke to Malaysiakini on condition of anonymity said they are "really scared" to go to work, fearing that they may catch the virus...

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