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Vestas factory hit by Covid outbreak

More than 100 employees are furloughed from the Ringkøbing plant in Western Denmark, as they have either been infected or are considered close contacts.

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25 Vestas employees at a factory in Ringkøbing, Western Denmark, have been infected with Covid-19 since April 13. Another 80 employees have been furloughed because they were considered close contacts of their infected colleagues, as confirmed by Chief Operating Officer Tommy Rahbek Nielsen speaking to local broadcaster TV Midtvest.

Nearly half of the 240 employees on night shift at the factory have thereby been sent home. Though the COO doesn't think the infections started at the turbine manufacturer, he won't exclude the possibility that they could have been transmitted on the factory floor, judging by the high count.

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