Prayer #245: For COVID-19 Outbreak at Malaysia's Surgical Glove Manufacturer
The largest manufacturer of surgical gloves in the world, Top Glove in Malaysia, has temporarily closed more than half of its factories, in spite of the fact that there is a record demand for their gloves during the Coronavirus pandemic. The reason for these closures is that there has been a large outbreak of COVID-19 at some of their plants. More than 1,000 employees have tested positive for the virus. At least 2,500 cases have been linked to this cluster, according to health officials. Many of the workers are from Nepal and live in crowded dormitory complexes. 28 of the company's 41 facilities have thus been closed. Thus far, 5,700 workers have been screened, and the remainder will soon be tested. Top Glove has been producing 70 billion gloves per year.
Pray for the Top Glove company during this partial shutdown of its company. Pray for God to heal these more than 1,000 employees who have been infected. Pray that adequate medical care would be available to those who need it. Pray too for the demand for surgical gloves, which is very high now due to the COVID-19 virus. Pray that with Top Glove partially shuttered, adequate stocks of gloves could still be produced to meet the acute world need.
Ps. 57:1: "Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in You my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by."