Taiwanese footwear maker suspends 18,000 workers over Covid-19 linkage

By Le Tuyet   June 19, 2021 | 06:34 am PT
Taiwanese footwear maker suspends 18,000 workers over Covid-19 linkage
Workers of Pou Sung Vietnam are transported to work via company vehicles. Photo by VnExpress/An Phuong.
Over 18,000 workers of Pou Sung Vietnam were temporarily suspended due to a worker having close contact with a suspected Covid-19 case.

Health authority found the wife of a suspected Covid-19 case working at the Dong Nai-based firm with 27,000 employees. The worker, who came in close contact with the suspected Covid-19 case, had her sample taken and is awaiting results.

The company has suspended 18,403 workers starting Saturday morning to disinfect the entire factory, according to Le Nhat Truong, chairman of the labor union of Pou Sung Vietnam.

It is also tracing those who traveled in the same vehicle carrying the Covid-19 linkage worker. The firm employs 300 vehicles to pick up over 10,000 staff in remote areas across the southern provinces of Dong Nai and Binh Thuan.

Dong Nai Province has 31 industrial zones and one high-tech zone, with 1,400 enterprises employing more than 620,000 workers.

The province found two Covid-19 cases Saturday, ending its 45-day streak without new Covid-19 cases.

Dong Nai has so far recorded three confirmed Covid-19 case since the fourth coronavirus wave hit on April 27.

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