SHAH ALAM (Nov 5): Top Glove Corp Bhd confirmed that 17 of its employees have tested positive for the Covid-19 since January this year.

In a media statement today, the glove maker said this represents less than 0.1% of the Group’s total workforce of 21,000 people. 

The affected employees were asymptomatic and most of them did not have a fever. They were isolated following swab tests taken on Monday (Nov 2, 2020), and have since been admitted to hospital for treatment after their results came back positive. 

Deep cleaning and thorough sanitisation of the affected factory, living quarters and company vehicles have been carried out in accordance with guidelines from the Ministry of Health. In tandem, contact tracing is underway and employees in close contact with the affected employees have been tested and put on home quarantine pending results. 

Top Glove said the incidents do not affect the operations of Top Glove. 

“We wish to reiterate that the safety and well-being of our employees and external partners are of utmost importance to us, and that we have implemented various SOPs to help curb the spread of this virus,” said the company.

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