Lii Henn’s 875 workers under quarantine until Jan 29

FILE PHOTO: The word "COVID-19" is reflected in a drop on a syringe needle in this illustration taken November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

KUALA LUMPUR: Lii Henn Industries Bhd’s 875 workers employed by its subsidiaries have been placed under quarantine and isolated since last Saturday, Jan 16 for suspected Covid-19.

The furniture maker reported on Monday the workers will continue to be quarantined until Jan 29 and they will be allowed to resume work once clear of Covid-19.

It issued the statement to Bursa Malaysia in an update on the enhanced movement control orders (Emco) implemented from Dec 27 on specific foreign workers dormitories in Kejora Juara in Bukit Pasar, Muar.

Its five subsidiaries -- EF Furniture Sdn Bhd, Kejora Juara Sdn Bhd, CT Haup Heng Sdn Bhd, Lii Hen Furniture Sdn Bhd and Favourite Design Sdn Bhd – were affected by the EMCO.

Lii Henn said as there were no new Covid-19 positive cases had been reported, the Health Ministry had on Friday directed its subsidiaries, which are in the same area, to allow 1,383 employees who have recovered and clear of the virus to resume work.

However, the other 875 workers would continue to be quarantined and isolated.

After the completion of the voluntary screening exercise and the full site disinfection and sanitisation, it said these subsidiaries will resume operations in stages.

‘The impact from this temporary disruption is expected to cause some delay in the delivery schedules. To mitigate such, the company has been in discussions with the respective customers for the extension of time for delivery and also rescheduled production plan to produce those very urgent orders.

“Nevertheless, there will not be any adverse impact to the Group in view of the long-term relationship with the respective customers.

“Estimated capacity loss arising from the temporary closure of these subsidiaries’ operations is expected to be increased from 3.5% to 4.6% of the total estimated annual output volume for the financial year under review, ” it said.

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