Now The World’s Hospitals Are Running Out of Vital Rubber Gloves

Mar 26, 2020 - Time Magazine

(Bloomberg) — An impending glove shortage is hitting the world, compounded by measures to contain the deadly coronavirus in a country that dominates production: Malaysia.

The country’s glovemaking association — whose members make 3 out of every 5 gloves worldwide — is warning of a global “chronic shortage” of the critical medical gear as the plants were forced to cut staffing due to Malaysia’s expansive lockdown. Top Glove Corp. Bhd, the world’s largest producer, said deman...