Dhaka: Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) on Thursday said buyers have so far cancelled orders worth US$ 3 billion following the outbreak of coronavirus, reports UNB.
About 1,092 factories reported that 943.12 million pieces of RMG products worth US$ 3 billion have either been cancelled or held up until 5:00pm on Thursday, according to BGMEA sources.
This cancellation will affect approximately 2.16 million Bangladeshi workers, the sources said.
Earlier on 23 March, BGMEA president Rubana Huq said buyers so far cancelled orders worth US$ 1.48 billion.
On a video message she said "We're facing a dire situation. All the buyers from different places, countries and continents are suspending the orders."
She also said there are 1.2 million workers in those factories.