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Coupang warehouse workers take virus tests after new case found

All News 22:17 August 19, 2020

INCHEON, Aug. 19 (Yonhap) -- More than 100 workers at a logistics center run by South Korea's e-commerce giant Coupang underwent coronavirus tests Wednesday after an outsourced worker was found to have contracted the virus, officials said.

A cleaner in his 60s, who works at a Coupang warehouse in Incheon, west of Seoul, tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the company to close and disinfect the facility, according to Incheon city officials. He is among three new COVID-19 cases detected in the city Wednesday.

Health authorities were testing more than 100 warehouse workers, including those who used the same bus with the cleaner to commute to work or shared the changing room with him inside the building.

The results were not immediately available.

Since May, more than 150 cases have been linked to one of Coupang's major warehouses near Seoul.

This photo taken June 24, 2020, shows a logistics center of South Korea's e-commerce giant, Coupang, located in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, that was shut down after one of its employees was found to have contracted COVID-19. (Yonhap)


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