A worker wearing a face mask sews disposable surgical gowns for health workers at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AFP A worker wearing a face mask sews disposable surgical gowns for health workers at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AFP
A worker wearing a face mask sews disposable surgical gowns for health workers at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus cuts a swathe through Asia’s garment industry, leaving thousands out of work

  • Lockdowns, cancelled orders and closed factories have seen hundreds of thousands of workers laid off across Bangladesh, Cambodia and Myanmar
  • Many of the factories that have reopened are struggling to enforce social distancing and good hygiene practices in often cramped conditions

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A worker wearing a face mask sews disposable surgical gowns for health workers at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AFP A worker wearing a face mask sews disposable surgical gowns for health workers at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AFP
A worker wearing a face mask sews disposable surgical gowns for health workers at a garment factory in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo: AFP
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