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Hundreds of production workers from Rauma shipyard quarantined

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Hundreds of production workers from Rauma shipyard will be placed in quarantine. The order applies to almost all production personnel, some 800 in total. Quarantines are counted as starting from the last possible exposure date. Approximately 160 of these people have already been quarantined before. A coronavirus sample is taken again from each quarantined person before the end of quarantine and possible return to work.

During last week and weekend, approximately 1000 workers from the shipyard were tested. About 240 positive infections were diagnosed. Positive cases have been placed in isolation. At this time, no one of these has been hospitalized.

Rauma Marine Constructions and its subcontractors are refining and supplementing their security plans to ensure safe ways to get food, live and commute, and in order to prevent the spread of the infections.

Violation of the quarantine and isolation order is punishable under the Penal Code. The infectious disease authority may make a request for official assistance to the police if there is reason to suspect that the quarantine regulations have been violated.

There is currently no productive work ongoing in the shipyard area. The premises are cleaned and disinfected, in addition to which maintenance work and supervision continues. RMC will inform of opening the production when it is possible.

The incubation period for Covid-19 is usually 4 to 5 days, but can vary from 1 to 14. If the exposed person displays even mild symptoms, such as runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea in some cases, they must be tested immediately.