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GE pauses US factory

Nine confirmed cases of coronavirus infection have led LM Wind Power to temporarily close its largest wind turbine blade factory in the US.

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Production is suspended at LM Wind Power's wind turbine blade factory in North Dakota. This occurred after nine workers at the factory, which employs around 900 people, tested positive for coronavirus infection. The company has not disclosed the expected duration of the production halt, reports local media Grand Forks Herald.

"We have notified employees at the site that we are temporarily halting production to disinfect and clean the facility. We are working closely with local officials to take all necessary precautions and prioritize everyone’s safety," spokesperson Tim Brown from GE, LM Wind's owner, tells the media.

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