Taiwan’s Pou Chen Corp., which makes footwear for Nike, Adidas and other athletic footwear companies, suspended operations at its plant in Ho Chi Minh City due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

Production at its Pouyuen Vietnam business in Ho Chi Minh City, the epicenter of the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak, will be suspended for 10 days, the health ministry said in a statement attained by Reuters.

Pouyuen Vietnam, the largest employer in the city with 56,000 workers, could not arrange for its workers to sleep at the site as required by authorities to allow the business to remain open, the ministry said. State media said 49 infections had been detected at the plant in Ho Chi Minh City.

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