HPP shuts Melaka factories, office for two weeks after eight Covid-19 cases detected

HPP shuts Melaka factories, office for two weeks after eight Covid-19 cases detected
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 3): HPP Holdings Bhd said it is temporarily ceasing operations for two weeks from today until Aug 17 to carry out deep sanitisation and disinfection work at its factories and office after detecting eight Covid-19 cases among its factory employees.

The Covid-19 cases were found at four of its manufacturing facilities located at Taman Teknologi Cheng in Melaka, said the offset packaging printing specialist in a Bursa Malaysia filing.

"The company has conducted Covid-19 swab tests on employees who have close contact with the infected workers, the results of which are pending currently. Notwithstanding this, employees who have close contact with the infected workers have been placed under quarantine and isolation and will undergo subsequent screening," it said.

HPP said subject to further directives from the ministry, the affected factories are expected to resume operations as soon as the necessary permissions from the relevant authorities are obtained.

Shares of HPP rose 0.5 sen or 1% to close at 50.5 sen, valuing the group at RM196 million.

Lam Jian Wyn