China News Agency, Berlin, January 24 (reporter Peng Dawei) – according to German media reports, the factory of Airbus (Airbus) in Hamburg, Germany recently had a new coronal cluster infection, as of 24 local time, 21 people had been diagnosed. The company’s 500 employees have been asked to stay at home. The local health department said that because the virus gene sequencing is still in progress, it is not possible to confirm whether the infection is related to the mutant strain.
Airbus group, headquartered in Toulouse, France, is a leading global aerospace and related services company. According to media reports such as Der Spiegel online and North German radio, the Airbus factory in the northern German port city of Hamburg is located in fenkenwade. According to the information on Airbus’s official website, the Hamburg factory is the second largest in the world, and more than half of its A320 series airliners are produced in this factory every year. Airbus has more than 12000 employees in Hamburg, which is the largest industrial enterprise in Hamburg.
Martin Helfrich, a spokesman for the Hamburg Municipal Health Bureau, told the German news agency on the 24th that as of the same day, 21 employees in the factory had been tested positive for new crowns and 500 employees were required to be isolated at home. Daniel werdung, a spokesman for Airbus Germany, said the company immediately took measures such as large-scale detection and isolation after finding employees infected, and will continue to cooperate with government departments in the future. The company is still studying the extent to which the infection will affect production at Airbus’s Hamburg plant and whether Airbus will transfer production to other plants.
At present, the source of the cluster infection is still under investigation. In response to German media reports that the infection may be related to the highly infectious new crown variant virus recently introduced into Germany, Martin & middot; herfrisch said that the health department could not confirm this conjecture. He stressed that the virus samples need to be sequenced before a conclusion can be reached. This means that results are not expected until next week at the earliest.
Recently, there have been several cases of cluster infection in Germany. A hospital in Berlin, the capital of Germany, was completely closed down on June 23 after 20 people were infected with a variant of the new coronavirus, a German television station reported. On the same day, the Sana’a hospital in Lubeck, Germany, announced that a total of 79 employees and 43 patients were diagnosed with infection.
As of 19:26 local time on the 24th, a total of 2148120 people had been diagnosed, 1807227 had been cured and 52785 had died in Germany, according to real-time data from Germany’s time online. As of the 23rd, Germany had received 1632777 doses of vaccine, and 163424 people had received the second dose of vaccine.