35 workers at YURA’s factory infected with the coronavirus

The interim director of the Institute for Public Health (ZJZ) in Leskovac, Aleksandra Nikolic, presented the final data regarding the workers in the Korean factory Yura, who got infected with the coronavirus and whose epidemiological situation has worsened in the last few days, JuGmedia reports.

According to her, a total of 35 workers have been infected since March 24 to date and currently, 21 of them are being treated at the makeshift COVID-19 hospital in Leskovac, including seven new patients.

Nikolic presented the history of the contagion at a press conference:

“The virus was first detected in the factory on March 4th, due to the contagion of a worker’s husband. On 6 April, six cases were confirmed and on 7 and 30 April, one case. On 2 May, three cases were registered, then on 3 May, three more cases and on 4, 5 and 6 May, seven cases were reported, making a total of 35”.

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Swabs were taken from 200 other workers and the results are still not done.

In the meantime, said Nikolic, the Institute of Public Health has twice imposed measures prohibiting YURA from operating for 14 days or having to adhere to restrictive measures according to which there should be no more than 50 workers per 5,000 square metres of factory premises, with disinfection and other protective measures prescribed.

(Novi Magazin, 07.05.2020)



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