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17 staff tests COVID-19 positive, Lupin shuts plant in Guj

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A manufacturing plant of pharma company Lupin Limited in Ankleshwar, Bharuch was shut down after 17 employees of the company tested positive for COVID-19 at the plant, media reports said. The company is one of the top five drugmakers in the country and has around 11 manufacturing units in Ankleshwar in Gujarat employing over 900 people.

Media reports quoted government officials as saying that one of the employees first tested positive and the particular plant was shut on July 12. Other employees who came in contact with those who have tested positive are also in the process of being tested.

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Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 915 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single day spike in COVID-19 ever recorded in the state. It is also the second time that the per day cases have crossed the 900 mark. With this, the total number of cases in the state stands at 43,723 while the death toll is 2,071. The state recorded 14 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. The state has recorded over 800 cases for four consecutive days while it has recorded over 700 cases five times so far.