OKA Corp temporarily shuts Senai factory after two workers tested positive for Covid-19

OKA Corp temporarily shuts Senai factory after two workers tested positive for Covid-19
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 16): OKA Corp Bhd has temporarily shut its Senai factory in Johor after two of its workers tested positive for Covid-19. The closure will be until Dec 21.

The precast concrete products manufacturer with a 200-strong workforce said in a stock exchange filing today that the two patients are now under medical care at a government hospital.

The capacity loss from the temporary closure is estimated to be less than 0.7% of the group’s total annual output, it said.

The Senai factory, it said, is one of five factories the group owns.

“We have immediately closed the affected Senai factory until Dec 21, 2020 as directed by the Ministry of Health. In the meantime, we will carry out deep cleaning and sanitisation as per the directive from the Ministry of Health.

“All primary contacts of the affected individuals have been identified and placed under quarantine and will undergo subsequent testing as per SOPs (standard operating procedures), before they are permitted to return to work,” the group said.

The group added that it will continue to work closely with authorities to ensure the continuous safety of its employees.

“OKA remains committed to do our part in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. We are dedicated to follow stringent measures to safeguard our employees, as well as the communities in which we operate,” it said.

At market close today, shares of OKA settled half a sen or 0.74% higher at 68 sen, valuing the group at RM166.87 million. It saw 542,600 shares traded.

Tan Choe Choe