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The employees of two companies in the Považie region ended up in home isolation after some of their colleagues tested positive for the coronavirus.
The tests confirmed that six employees of the Chirana Medical company situated in Stará Turá (Trenčín Region) were infected with the disease. The firm is, among other things, producing ventilators supplied to Slovak hospitals.
Another five people from a company in Potvorice also had positive tests.
280 people in quarantine
As many as 90 people in Stará Turá had to stay in home isolation. This includes 20 employees of Chirana Medical and their family members, said regional hygienist Ľudmila Bučková, as reported by the TASR newswire.
Moreover, as one employee participated in a wedding, all guests from the wedding have to stay in isolation, she added.
The plant in Potvorice was also affected after its staff tested positive for the coronavirus.
“We have 190 people in isolation, because this is a bigger plant and there is also more contact,” Bučková told TASR.
The regional public health authority branch in Trenčín keeps searching for more contact by the infected people. They ordered other measures, including the disinfection of the plants.
New measures impact the hospital in Nové Mesto nad Váhom, which has prohibited visits to hospitalised patients.
Read more about the coronavirus outbreak in Slovakia:
- These are the measures currently in place in Slovakia
- How Slovakia prepared for the coronavirus
- Do I have the coronavirus? How to proceed if you have a suspicion
- More information about what the coronavirus is and how to protect yourself from the infection (WHO)
- Situation update on EU/EEA and the UK as of March 6 morning
- Q&A: State of emergency declared about coronavirus+
5. Aug 2020 at 11:20 | Compiled by Spectator staff