The government has permitted export units in Tirupur to resume operations in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. The government has allowed export units and their vendors to operate with 10 per cent workforce. Welcoming the decision, Raja Shanmugham, President, Tirupur Exporters Association said, exporters in the city have decided to focus on completing pending orders and preparing samples. Other industries in the garment cluster, like knitting and dying also plan to simultaneously resume operations within a few days
On the other hand, Tirupur Exporters and Manufacturers’ Association (Teama) has advised members against resuming business for a week. GR Senthilvel, Secretary said, the association can make alternative transport arrangements even if exports are delayed for a week. Meanwhile, the South India Spinners Association (Sispa) has urged chief minister MK Stalin to allow them operate spinning mills with workers staying on mill premises.