15.07.2021, 10:25

Nike and Adidas supplier in Vietnam suspends its production over Covid concerns

Vietnam’s health ministry said in a statement that production at Pou Chen’s Pouyuen Vietnam factory, which makes footwear for companies such as Nike and Adidas would be suspended for 10 days.

Taiwan’s Pou Chen Corp suspended its operations on Wednesday as Covid-19 curbs hit factories in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city.

State media said 49 infections had been detected at the plant in Ho Chi Minh City, which is at the epicentre of the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak. The company did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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According to Nikkei Asia, shares in Pou Chen, the world’s largest manufacturer of branded athletic and casual footwear, closed down 1.3 per cent on Wednesday.

Taiwan’s Pou Chen Corp, which makes footwear for companies such as Nike and Adidas, suspended operations at its plant in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday as Covid-19 curbs hit factories in the country’s business hub.

Vietnam’s health ministry said in a statement that production at Pou Chen’s Pouyuen Vietnam factory would be suspended for 10 days.

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State media said 49 infections had been detected at the plant in Ho Chi Minh City, which is at the epicentre of the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak.

The company did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Shares in Pou Chen, the world’s largest manufacturer of branded athletic and casual footwear, closed down 1.3 per cent on Wednesday, Nikkei Asia reported.


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