More workers are buying protective suits; fearing lost jobs from new infections.

Demand for protective suits have risen in the recent weeks, as businesses begin reopening across the country.
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Demand for protective suits have risen in the recent weeks, as businesses begin reopening across the country.

Ever since the conditional MCO was announced, usage of protective suits have shot up by over 300%, with many new manufacturers emerging to cater to the demand.

Companies such as AirAsia and Qatar Airways have also made it a mandatory requirement for all crew members to wear protective suits, reducing any chances of imported cases arising.

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AirAsia cabin crew have been required to wear protective suits while onboard flights.

While most businesses are currently not providing protective suits for their staff, many have been encouraged to do so.

Some retail workers have also brought it upon themselves to customize their own suits, using them in tandem with eye-shields and high-grade masks while on the job.

Many of these workers are sole breadwinners for their families, and any likelihood of being infected could severely jeopardise their ability to earn an income.

Eye-shields and high-grade masks are worn together with protective suits. News Asia Today
Eye-shields and high-grade masks are worn together with protective suits.

While the number of new reported cases have not risen dramatically since the conditional MCO was announced, fears of a second outbreak continue to loom as crowds begin returning to malls.

Historically, entire premises have been required to shut down should a new case arise, putting workers out of jobs due to business closures.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.