Tom Tailor Sourcing Limited, Bangladesh Liaison Office, has decided to donate one-day salaries of its employees to the BGMEA fund.
"We know it's not a big amount," Azam Chowdhury of Tom Tailor Group wrote to BGMEA President Rubana Huq encouraging others to follow.
The president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) said the money will be used for making personal protective equipment (PPE) for health professionals.
Bangladesh has so far confirmed 54 coronavirus cases and six deaths. The government has urged everyone to come forward to tackle the spread of the virus.
Meanwhile, 1,082 factories reported 932.63 million pieces worth $2.95 billion export cancelled or held up affecting 2.14 million workers (approx) until Wednesday afternoon.
The government on March 25 announced a stimulus package of Tk 5,000 crore for the export-oriented countries. The money will be used for providing salaries and wages of workers and employees only.