Four Cambodia factories may suspend ops as coronavirus hits supplies

Four textile factories in Cambodia may be forced to stand down operations due to raw material supply interruptions from China related to the Coronavirus outbreak, according to the country’s Labour Ministry.

Citing ministry spokesman Heng Sour, Reuters said there had been delays in deliveries of garments, yarn, buttons, and shoe soles.

“If by the second week of March, factories still don’t know when they will be able to get the materials from China, they may suspend for two to three weeks,” Sour said, adding that four factories, which employ around 3,000 workers in total, had expressed their concerns to the government.

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