Kawan Food suspends factory operations for a week due to Covid-19 

KUALA LUMPUR: Frozen food manufacturer Kawan Food Bhd has been instructed by the Ministry of Health to suspend its operations for a week after 78 of its workers were tested positive for Covid-19 infection.

The workers at wholly owned Kawan Food Manufacturing Sdn Bhd were tested positive on June 11.

"The Klang District Health Office and International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) were immediately notified on the number of infected COVID-19 cases. Following Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN)’s standard operating procedures, the Kawan Food Manufacturing stopped its operations to perform deep sanitisation of the factory as well as hostels," it said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia today.

The group said has received an official letter from Ministry of Health on June 14 with instructions to suspend its operation from June 14 to June 21.

"Subject to further directive from MOH, the factory is expected to resume operations in stages starting from June 22," the company said.

"The production facility in China remains unaffected and is fully operational," it added.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Kawan Food


Next In Business News

US metals buyers paying highest ever premium for Aluminium
IMF raises growth forecasts for rich nations, dims outlook for Malaysia and developing world
Microsoft scores record quarterly profit on cloud boost
GameStop to join S&P MidCap 400 index next week
Oil prices steady as virus spread counters tight supplies
Wall St snaps five-day up streak as caution rises before tech earnings, Fed
Immunisation boost to recovery
Global LNG market faces shakeup from Japan’s clean energy shift
Silterra running at full capacity
AirAsia sees improvement in key operating entities

Stories You'll Enjoy