So far, around 200 workers have tested positive for coronavirus at MOL’s Poliol project in Tiszaújváros, an official letter by MOL Petrochemicals to the city’s mayor, György Fülöp, revealed.
According to the letter, MOL received news of this from its contractor ThyssenKrupp, a German company. ThyssenKrupp elected to test all those working on the project and have them stay home. The 200 people whose results were positive have been in quarantine ever since their tests. None of them are showing any symptoms, and contact tracing has begun.
MOL added that they are following the situation closely and will make further decisions regarding the issue in accordance with developments.
The company also stressed that they are ready to protect employees against the virus, and have introduced new regulations internally. These include making masks compulsory in nearly all circumstances, as well as various sanitary and social distancing measures. They will also continually test all employees. Every 2-3 weeks, they will test all physical laborers, and will have tested all office workers by the end of October.
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