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42 infected people in the parcel center: new corona outbreak in Heinsberg

DPD has temporarily closed the location.

DPD has temporarily closed the location.

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  • In one location of the DPD parcel delivery company, 42 employees tested positive for the corona virus.
  • The company then temporarily closed the site.
  • The company is located in the district of Heinsberg (North Rhine-Westphalia), where there are many infections.

The parcel delivery company DPD has a location in the district of Heinsberg
 in North Rhine-Westphalia with hundreds of employees because of one
Corona outbreak temporarily closed. So far, 42
Workers tested positive for the virus, one said
Company spokesman on Saturday. But not all samples are yet
been evaluated. All 400 employees from the Hückelhoven location
 are therefore in two-week quarantine. The WDR had previously reported.

The delivery of parcels and collection of shipments from customers
will be taken over from neighboring locations and be ensured
said the spokesman.

The first cases had become known this week and had been reported to the health department. The agency then arranged for mobile test stations, the spokesman said. The depot should now be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. Other DPD locations are not affected.

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The district of Heinsberg is considered
especially affected by the corona virus. Gangelt had in the community
 after a carnival meeting in mid-February, many citizens with the
novel virus infected. The community is therefore considered an epicenter.
Most recently, 1798 confirmed infections and 68
Deaths counted (as of Friday).

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days is 4.7 (as of Saturday, midnight). The limit agreed by the federal and state governments is 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.

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