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Kuala Lumpur — Malaysia’s Top Glove that reaped a fortune making protective gear to fight Covid-19 now finds itself exposed to the pandemic after its workers caught the virus, forcing authorities to temporarily shutter 28 of its factories.

The shares of the world’s biggest rubber-glove producer slumped as much as 7.5% on Tuesday. Its factories will be closed in stages to allow workers to undergo screenings and quarantine, defence minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said without saying when the closures would begin...

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