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Coronavirus hotspot found at car parts factory in eastern Romania

Some 40 employees of the Yazaki car parts plant, the biggest factory in Braila county, eastern Romania, tested positive for the new coronavirus, B1.ro reported.

The factory employs 3,400 people.

The company hasn't suspended its operations yet, as "this would have a significant social impact on the region," according to the head of the local administration Catalin Bobic.

"We try to spot as quickly as possible and isolate those who pose a potential risk to others. We all seek to make an effort not to suspend the factory's activity, balancing the health and social impacts. We are talking about the largest employer in Braila County. The management of the company collaborated with us, and I have nothing for which to blame them. We hope things will remain under control. People were scared, too. Yesterday, we had the largest number of people showing up at the County Hospital to be tested, either accusing symptoms, or saying that they were contacts of positive cases," said the prefect of Braila county.

(Photo: Anya Ivanova/ Dreamstime)

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Coronavirus hotspot found at car parts factory in eastern Romania

Some 40 employees of the Yazaki car parts plant, the biggest factory in Braila county, eastern Romania, tested positive for the new coronavirus, B1.ro reported.

The factory employs 3,400 people.

The company hasn't suspended its operations yet, as "this would have a significant social impact on the region," according to the head of the local administration Catalin Bobic.

"We try to spot as quickly as possible and isolate those who pose a potential risk to others. We all seek to make an effort not to suspend the factory's activity, balancing the health and social impacts. We are talking about the largest employer in Braila County. The management of the company collaborated with us, and I have nothing for which to blame them. We hope things will remain under control. People were scared, too. Yesterday, we had the largest number of people showing up at the County Hospital to be tested, either accusing symptoms, or saying that they were contacts of positive cases," said the prefect of Braila county.

(Photo: Anya Ivanova/ Dreamstime)

[email protected]

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