Latex rubber gloves manufactured in Malaysia disrupted © Samsul Said/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Latex rubber gloves manufactured in Malaysia disrupted © Samsul Said/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Covid outbreak at PPE supplier may push up prices

25 November 2020

The world’s largest manufacturer of rubber gloves – Malaysia’s Top Glove – has warned global prices may be pushed up after it was forced to stop production due to a massive Covid-19 outbreak.

Top Glove told a news conference it had temporarily stopped production in 20 of its sites in Meru, near Kuala Lumpur, while a further eight were operating at significantly reduced capacities.

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