SINGAPORE: Malaysian glove maker Riverstone Holdings confirmed 75 positive Covid-19 cases among its factory workers from its manufacturing facilities based in Perak, according to a regulatory update on Sunday.
Temporary closure of its plant in Perak and mandatory limits on workforce capacity to 60% will result in an estimated capacity loss of about 200 million pieces of gloves, or a 2% impact on total annual production capacity of 10.5 billion
pieces, according to the filing.
The company said it took immediate action upon discovering positive Covid-19 infections at its manufacturing facilities on June 4, and is in the process of conducting Covid-19 screening tests for both its local and foreign workers.
The company has conducted about 1,500 polymerase chain reaction tests, and further testing is being carried out.
The company said it has and will continue to adhere to stringent Covid-19 safety measures that includes frequent disinfection and deep sanitization of all its manufacturing facilities, worker dormitories to minimize further risks of
infection. - Bloomberg