Friday, March 06, 2020

TEVA Pharmaceutical in Waterford have confirmed that all hauliers will now be screened prior to entering the facility due to Covid-19.

“Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, all hauliers to the Teva Pharmaceutical Ireland facility at Waterford will be screened for possible exposure to COVID-19. Before we allow hauliers to enter the Teva Pharmaceutical Ireland facility at Waterford, the following questions need to be answered. If the haulier refuses to answer the questions, he/she will be denied access to the facility,” a statement from the company stated.

The questions are:  Have you travelled to any of the countries/regions on Teva’s list of countries at “Elevated Risk” of infection within the last 14 days? Have you been in close personal contact with anyone in the last 14 days confirmed to have, or is currently suspected of having, the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? Are you currently experiencing any signs or symptoms of respiratory infection including: Fever >38°C (>100°F) or feeling feverish; Persistent cough; Breathlessness.

“If the response to the three questions is “No,” then the potential risk of infection is considered very low and the haulier may be admitted according to normal security procedures. If the answer to any of the above questions is “Yes,” or the haulier exhibits visible signs of infection (fever, cough, breathlessness), then they will be denied access pending further evaluation,” the statement continued.

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By Mary Frances Ryan
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