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Brandix Factory Linked to Sri Lanka’s Biggest Coronavirus Outbreak

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Labor unions have criticized the harsh treatment of garment workers in Sri Lanka after authorities allegedly “herded” them off into quarantine in the middle of the night following a sudden surge in positive Covid-19 cases—the South Asian nation’s largest outbreak—at a Brandix-owned factory in Minuwangoda, Gampaha. As of Oct. 19, more than 2,120 infections can…

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