Vestas learns its lesson from Covid-19 flare-up at Danish plant

Even though the OEM has done a fine job handling Covid-19, according to Vestas' CEO, the outbreak that's still affecting the Ringkøbing factory has provided insights on what happens when anti-contagion protocols slacken.

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Sometimes lessons must be learned the hard way. That also seems to be true for Vestas, which in recent weeks has been hit by a big Covid-19 outbreak at its nacelle factory in Ringkøbing, Denmark.

As of Thursday, 42 of the plant's staff had reportedly been infected, while around three times as many were furloughed. Thursday showed some improvement with 14 still contagious and 11 others quarantined due to having been in close contact, although no infections are now reported within this group.

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