Homeritz shuts plants, office in Muar as more workers test positive for Covid-19

Homeritz shuts plants, office in Muar as more workers test positive for Covid-19
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): After having implemented a seven-day stoppage at one of its manufacturing plants due to Covid-19 infections, Muar-based Homeritz Corp Bhd today announced a one-week suspension of operations across all of its factories and administrative office.

In a bourse filing, the furniture maker said the temporary closure of the factories is aimed at minimising the risk of further spreading the virus within the community.

"The board of directors of the company wishes to inform that further to the Covid-19 full screening for all its remaining employees at factories and office located at Kawasan Perindustrian Bukit Bakri, Muar, Johor, there are employees who have tested positive for Covid-19.

"Following this, the operations of these factories as well as its administrative office are implementing a temporary stoppage from April 18 to 24," the group said.

The group earlier implemented a seven-day stoppage for one of its manufacturing facilities from April 13 to 19 following several cases of Covid-19 infections detected among its factory workers, which will cause a delay in the shipment of several sales orders.

Homeritz's shares fell half a sen or 0.83% to 59.5 sen, bringing a market capitalisation of RM246 million. The stock saw 242,400 shares traded.

S Kanagaraju