a Airbus On Sunday it said about 500 workers were left after 21 workers at their aircraft factory in Hamburg, Germany New coronavirus. The company said employees were asked to stay at home as a precautionary measure and are evaluating whether the measures will affect production on site.
Health officials are still investigating what caused the outbreak, a spokesman for the Hamburg Health Authority said.
It is also unclear whether workers caught the most contagious version of the coronovirus, which was first discovered in Britain and is now spreading rapidly across Europe. Health officials ordered quarantine on the first Friday and will likely be able to give more information about the type of virus in the second half of next week.
Airbus employs more than 12,000 people at its Hamburg-Finkenweider facility, making it the city’s largest industrial employer. An Airbus spokesperson said, “The cause of the cases is still under investigation. We are fully supportive of the authorities.”
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