Glove makers assure sufficient supply amid coronavirus spread

​The Malaysian rubber glove industry is ready to supply medical gloves around the world, as global demand for the product is on the rise, following the coronavirus outbreak

The Malaysian rubber glove industry is ready to supply medical gloves around the world, as global demand for the product is on the rise, following the coronavirus outbreak.

The Malaysian Rubber Glove Manufacturers Association (MARGMA) said the industry will do its utmost best to ensure an adequate supply of medical gloves to the world are met.

"In particular, China is now requesting for more urgent shipments and we believe our members have already obliged and are ramping up production to meet the request from China," Margma president Denis Low said in a statement.

He said the association believes demand for gloves will increase further and has urged its members to give priority to those affected areas and countries.

“As a responsible industry player, we will do our part to ensure adequate gloves reaches the affected people and territories," he added.

Death toll from the virus has risen to more than 100 and over 5,000 people infected.

Source: The Edge Markets 

Posted on : 28 January 2020
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Last Updated : Thursday 21st May 2020