BMW Employee In Munich Tests Positive For Covid-19, 150 Others Sent Home For Self-Quarantine

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BMW Employee In Munich Tests Positive For Covid-19, 150 Others Sent Home For Self-Quarantine

On Monday morning, a Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG spokesman confirmed that one employee has tested positive for Covid-19, and over 100 others are in self-quarantine, reported Reuters

The disturbing report of a potential breakout of the deadly virus at a BMW research facility in Munich, Germany, comes as the country has already confirmed 150 cases on Monday, up from 129 on Sunday. 

Many of the confirmed cases are located in the western region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populated state. 

BMW said at least 150 employees at its Group Research and Innovation Center FIZ were in contact with the infected employee and have been sent home for two weeks of self-quarantine. 

News of virus spread in the country on Monday sent safe-haven German bond yields to a six-month low as increased bets the European Central Bank (ECB) would cut rates as soon as its March meeting.

It remains to be seen if BMW will close its research and innovation center or production facilities in the country as the virus outbreak becomes widespread. 

Tyler Durden

Tue, 03/03/2020 – 02:45

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