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Lupin stops drug plant operations In Gujarat After 17 employees found corona positive

Ahmedabad: Pharma company Lupin Limited has shut one of its manufacturing plants in Gujarat after at least 17 employees at the site tested positive for coronavirus, two government officials said on Tuesday according to media reports.

The company has around 11 manufacturing plants at the Ankleshwar site in Gujarat, which is spread out over 40 acres and has 984 employees, according to the company website.

Employees from one of those plants, which produces tuberculosis drugs, have tested positive in recent days, said MD Modia, a senior district official.

The plant was shut on July 12 after the cases were confirmed, said Mr Modia, adding that the site has since been sanitized.

No cases have been reported from the other plants in the facility and their operations are unaffected, he said.

Other employees who have come in contact with those who have tested positive are also in the process of being tested, said another senior government official from the Bharuch district.