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BMW says 14 employees test positive for COVID-19 at S.C. plant

BMW said fourteen personnel have analyzed good for the COVID-19 virus at a plant in...

BMW said fourteen personnel have analyzed good for the COVID-19 virus at a plant in Spartanburg, S.C., its largest source of gentle-car output worldwide.

Production at the seven million-square-foot manufacturing facility has not been affected, a BMW spokesman said Thursday.

The BMW plant was shut down on March 29, soon after considerably of the country went into lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak, and reopened on May possibly four.

The Spartanburg manufacturing facility employs about eleven,000 people today and builds crossovers. About 70 % of the plant’s manufacturing quantity is exported to close to 125 marketplaces worldwide, with China remaining the largest.

BMW said the fourteen contaminated personnel are in quarantine and that affected parts in the plant have been sanitized and deep-cleaned.

“Each case is unrelated to the other and all affected associates have been positioned in quarantine,” the corporation spokesman said.  

It’s unclear when the personnel grew to become infected and where by in the plant they worked.

“The overall health and protection of all individuals functioning at BMW Producing has usually been our prime precedence,” the corporation said in a statement. “Since restarting manufacturing on May possibly four a lot of protection strategies have been carried out according to the suggestions of state and area governments and overall health authorities.”