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Coronavirus in Croatia: Thousand employees of Ericsson and HEP in possible contact with infection

Christian Fernsby |
Ericsson Nikola Tesla and HEP Group, the Croatian energy provider, were in contact with Wuhan coronavirus infection. Only in HEP, there were about 1,000 employees in the building.

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Upon learning that one of the persons confirmed to be infected with coronavirus, an employee with a position at the HEP Group headquarters in Zagreb, the competent epidemiologists of the Public Health Institute, Dr. Andrija Štampar, who promptly began an epidemiological survey and checking all the areas in which the patient was moving, the company said.

"In accordance with their instructions, recommended measures are implemented in HEP.

"All employees who were found to be in close social contact with the sick were informed that they should remain in self-isolation at home.

"They were instructed to monitor their medical condition and to contact their physician and a competent epidemiologist by phone if symptoms appeared.

"All major work meetings that are not necessary for work processes to be canceled have been canceled.

"Staff are instructed to apply enhanced hygiene measures and other measures recommended by the epidemiological service.

"During the day, disinfection will be carried out of all premises at the headquarters of the HEP that were moving the sick."

The employees of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, where the infected patient works, will continue to work from home. They were visited by the epidemiological service yesterday afternoon.

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