Notion VTec detects 87 cases linked to Covid-19

Notion VTec factory

KUALA LUMPUR: Notion VTEC Bhd’s recent tests for Covid-19 among its employees found there were 87 positive and suspected cases.

It said in an announcement to Bursa Malaysia yesterday, as a precautionary and preventive measures, it had conducted tests on workers who had close contact with the infected workers.

Notion VTec said these employees will also be placed under quarantine and isolation and will undergo subsequent screening.

It had also carried out thorough disinfection work on the premises including office, factories, hostels and cafeteria in Meru, Klang.

The affected operational units are expected to resume their operations within three days once the disinfection and sanitisation are completed.

In a another development, SKP Resources Bhd, an electronics manufacturing services firm, has voluntarily shut down its Johor Bahru operations from Jan 16 to Jan 29 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It estimated the capacity loss from the temporary closure to be 3% of the group’s total annual output.

“Other production facilities which are located at other different cities continue to operate as normal, ” The company told the stock exchange yesterday.

The company the decision to suspend operations in Johor Baru was a “health precautionary measure” to facilitate the Covid-19 screening of its employees.

“We will continue to carry out disinfection and sanitisation measures at all our facilities and workers hostels. In addition, the Group has notified all employees, suppliers and customers about the temporary factory shut down, ” it said.

On Jan 8, SKP said five of its employees at wholly owned Syarikat Sin Kwang Plastic Industries Sdn Bhd tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

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