Top Glove is biggest contributor of cases in a single day, says Ismail Sabri

PETALING JAYA: Top Glove is the biggest single-day contributor to the country's Covid-19 cases, accounting for 1,511 cases of the total 2,188 recorded nationwide on Tuesday (Nov 24), said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said 27 of 28 Top Glove factories in the country had been ordered to close pending Covid-19 screening of its employees and 14-day quarantine.

He said another factory would be ordered to close soon.

"Top Glove employs 11,215 workers. Until Nov 25, a total of 5,795 screenings have been conducted, of which 2,684 returned positive," he said.

He said the authorities had imposed an enhanced movement control order at the company's male and female hostels effective Nov 17.

"Some 2,263 of its workers who are not staying in the hostels will also be quarantined.

"Residents nearby need not worry as all workers are screened and placed in quarantine centres including Hotel Gold Coast, Kelang Sentral and a stadium in Pandamaran," he said.

He said a task force had been set up to monitor screening, quarantine and closure of Top Glove.

The task force comprises the Selangor National Security Council, Selangor Health Department, Klang District Office, Klang Municipal Council and Klang district police headquarters.

Ismail said they had also imposed an isolation programme for Kuala Lumpur International Airport cargo workers following an increase in the number of positive cases involving the Kaya cluster.

"Based on the Health Ministry's risk evaluation, we have agreed to implement the isolation programme for MAS Kargo workers who tested negative for Covid-19, and confirmed healthy without any symptoms.

"This isolation programme is enforced for 14 days from Nov 26 to Dec 9.

"They will be placed at Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis, with stringent standard operating procedure and monitoring," he said.

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