Karur: Textile manufacturing section in the district will be closed from Wednesday after Karur textile manufacturer exporters association noticed a hike in the covid-19 cases. The decision was taken by association members.

Over 300 Covid-19 positive cases came in the district in the last few days. Export of the textile section could work with 50% staffs during complete lockdown in the state, Karur handloom export cloth manufacturers stopped their working from last Wednesday considering increasing Covid-19 positive cases.

Karur textile manufacturer and exporters association president M Nachimuthu said in a statement that they have been running their section in all precautions and following SOPs to complete the pending export orders.

“But Covid-19 positive cases are on the rise. To contain further spread of the virus, we have decided to shut all operations of our units voluntarily from Wednesday for five days,” he said.