Supermax halts operations at Meru plant for 3 days


SUPERMAX Corp Bhd is implementing a three-day stoppage at its manufacturing facility in Meru, Klang, due to several Covid-19 positive cases among its workers.

In a filing to Bursa Malaysia yesterday, the glovemaker said despite stringent standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place, the company recorded its first case of Covid-19 infection, suspected to have come from external transporters.

“The safety and wellbeing of the employees and the local community are of paramount priority towards containing the situation.

“The closure, from Feb 10-12, will go a long way towards minimising the risk of further spreading the virus,” it said.

The company also said it had been conducting periodic Covid-19 screening tests for both local and foreign workers at all of its factories.

“Supermax is cooperating and working closely with the Health Ministry and will continue to adhere to Covid-19 preventive SOPs on a stringent basis.

“Disinfection exercises at all our premises and workers’ accommodation will continue to be conducted regularly, with all the necessary precautionary measures strictly in place,” it said.