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Top Glove still faces weeks of disruption from COVID-19 wave

Malaysian glove producer had factories shut down to try to stem infections

A Top Glove production line in Shah Alam, Malaysia, in August. Since then a COVID-19 outbreak has hit operations.   © Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR -- Top Glove said it expects two more weeks of operating below its usual capacity after the world's largest producer of medical gloves had to shut down its Malaysia operations due to a wave of COVID-19 infections among its workers.

Over 5,300 employees of Top Glove, a prominent corporate beneficiary of the pandemic, were confirmed to be infected with the virus as of Wednesday.

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