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 : Short-term manufacturing unit closures and layoffs have now started to strike small wage workers throughout Asia as quarantines and vacation restrictions from the new coronavirus disrupt supply chains connected to China.

For 31-year-old Myanmar employee Aye Su Than, the suspension of output at Hunter Myanmar, which provides dresses for an Italian vogue model, came out of the blue when administrators knowledgeable its 900 workers virtually two months ago.

“They reported, ‘There are no orders, no buyers, mainly because of the virus we are likely to shut down,'” reported Aye Su Than, who is five months expecting and makes about $one hundred thirty for each thirty day period.

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

“We really don’t know what to do now… It is not easy to use for a

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