Nestlé halts work at a factory in Egypt after detection of coronavirus cases

Nestlé shut down a factory in the 6th of October City, Egypt on Monday after detecting a number of coronavirus cases among workers, according to a company statement.

The Swiss food giant further said in its statement that the factory is specialised in producing dry goods, without providing further details on the number of infections, date of detection, or the patients’ health condition.

“The company takes all necessary measures in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the relevant bodies to sterilise and disinfect the factory in order to resume production operations at the facility as soon as possible,” Nestlé statement read.

Nestlé stressed that the health and safety of employees is on its top priorities and that since the beginning of the virus pandemic, the company has been working to provide safe food and drinks for customers.

The company has been implementing additional preventative measures to maintain the safety of employees, products, partners and the communities in which it operates, the statement stressed.

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