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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.

© www.de24.news 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. © www.de24.news

 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.

Samples for a PCR test in a bag.  © Sina Schuldt / dpa Photo: Sina Schuldt

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Coronavirus mutation investigation

It is still unclear whether some of the infected people may be carrying the mutated coronavirus. © www.de24.news

 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.

Further information

An Airbus technician works in a fuselage segment in the new structural assembly of the Airbus A320 family in hangar 245 at the Airbus plant in Finkenwerder.  © picture alliance / dpa Photo: Christian Charisius

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus will not be redundant for operational reasons until March 2021. Over 3,200 jobs are currently being negotiated in the north. (13.10.2020) more

Participants in a protest hold banners with individual letters showing the words "future" revealed, before the start of collective bargaining in Hamburg between IG Metall and Airbus.  © picture alliance / dpa Photo: Georg Wendt

Because of the Corona crisis, Airbus wants to cut thousands of jobs. Negotiations on job cuts have started in Hamburg. © www.de24.news

 The  first round was adjourned without result. (24.09.2020) more

A virus hovers in front of a crowd (photo montage) © panthermedia, fotolia Photo: Christian Müller

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