Asia’s garment industry sees lay-offs, factories closing due to coronavirus, Retail News, ET Retail

By : Thu Thu Aung and Ruma Paul

YANGON/DHAKA : Temporary manufacturing unit closures and layoffs have already started to hit reduced wage workers throughout Asia as quarantines and journey constraints from the new coronavirus disrupt source chains linked to China.

For 31-calendar year-aged Myanmar employee Aye Su Than, the suspension of generation at Hunter Myanmar, which provides clothes for an Italian fashion brand, came out of the blue when professionals knowledgeable its 900 employees practically two weeks ago.

“They claimed, ‘There are no orders, no consumers, since of the virus we are likely to shut down,'” claimed Aye Su Than, who is five months expecting and would make about $a hundred thirty per month.

She claimed she acquired $320 in compensation from the manufacturing unit, which declined to remark when contacted.

“We do not know what to do now… It is not simple to use for a work in

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