KUALA LUMPUR | A total of 28 Top Glove factories in Klang, Selangor, will cease operations in stages, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

Speaking at a press conference today, Ismail said the closure was to allow factory workers to undergo screenings and mandatory quarantine in an effort to contain the spread of the virus among Top Glove employees.

“I am made to understand that for today, there are 1,067 positive cases. On the advice of the health ministry, today’s meeting has agreed to close these factories in stages,” he said.

As of Nov 23, the health ministry had carried out 5,794 screenings and a total of 1,889 positive cases were identified.

Previously, Ismail had implemented an enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at the workers’ dormitory from Nov 17 until Nov 30.

Ismail said the EMCO would affect 13,190 workers and nearly 1,200 of the area’s residents.

He announced that the company’s men’s dormitory on Jalan Abadi 1A/QU8, the women’s dormitory on Jalan Abadi 1A and Jalan Abadi 10A/KU8 would be under lockdown.

“This will allow the health ministry to continue screening the workers and residents in the area,” he added.

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