As of: January 24, 2021 3:44 p.m.
The re is a corona outbreak at the aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Hamburg-Finkenwerder. According to the authorities, a total of 21 employees tested positive, 500 employees are in quarantine.
The high number of employees who are now in quarantine results from the shift work, explained the spokesman for the health authority, Martin Helfrich, NDR 90.3.
The infected are said to have worked in two halls. To be on the safe side, all employees who had contact have now been isolated and are in quarantine at home. According to reports, Airbus has stopped production.
Coronavirus mutation investigation
It is still unclear whether some of the infected people may be carrying the mutated coronavirus.
The mutated variant is considered to be significantly more contagious. In the coming week, so-called sequencing is to be carried out in order to determine the virus more precisely. During sequencing, the genetic material of the pathogen is examined, which is more complex than a standard corona test.
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