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Coronavirus pandemic | Three employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals die of COVID-19 in Gujarat

The deceased employees were a part of the company's production and packaging departments, a spokesperson said.

May 23, 2020 / 01:59 PM IST

Gujarat's Cadila Pharmaceuticals said on May 23 that three employees of its Dholka-based plant have died of the deadly coronavirus.

The deceased employees were a part of the company's production and packaging departments, a spokesperson said.

Earlier this month 26 employees had tested positive after which the company shut down its formulations manufacturing plant on May 7.

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"The company is saddened by the loss of three of its employees due to COVID-19," the spokesperson said.

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He said one of the deceased employees was recently shifted to home isolation along with 20 others, while two were undergoing treatment at Sola Civil Hospital, he said.

The company has set up its own quarantine facility and has given the option to the employees to quarantine elsewhere to move to the facility, he added.

Ahmedabad district, which is worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, so far recorded 9,724 cases and 645 deaths.

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first published: May 23, 2020 12:20 pm

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