Karur’s textile manufacturing units shutdown for 5 days
With a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, Karur textile manufacturers and exporters association has announced a complete shutdown of the manufacturing units starting May19.
With a spike in
the number of COVID-19 cases, textile manufacturers and exporters association
in Karur (Tamil Nadu) has announced a complete shutdown of the manufacturing
units starting today. During the previous complete lockdown situation in the
state, the export textile units were operating with 50% staff, but now owing to
a rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, members of the Karur handloom
export cloth manufacturers association have deliberately stopped their
operations from May 19.
According to M
Nachimuthu, President, Karur Textile Manufacturer Exporters Association, they
have been taking all the precautions and following SOPs to complete the pending
orders but as the infection is spreading at a fast pace, they have decided to
shut the units voluntarily for five days.
According to V
Senthil Balaji, Minister for Electricity, considering the increasing need for
oxygen beds for the COVID-19 patients, around
15 new beds will be set up by the Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited
within this week.
Source: The Times
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