YANGON/DHAKA/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Zarchi Lwin pawned her only two gold bangles for $140 when the owner of the Myanmar factory where she sewed winter coats for British retailer Next Plc (NXT.L) shut it down after orders dried up due to the coronavirus.
Zar Chi Liwn poses for photo near her hostel, in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar April 28, 2020. Picture taken April 28, 2020. REUTERS/Myat Thu Kyaw
She is one of hundreds of thousands of garment workers across Asia who have been laid off, according to the Workers Rights Consortium, a labour rights