Gujarat Three employees of Cadila Pharma die of COVID-19

    Ahmedabad, May 23 (PTI) Three employees of Cadila
Pharmaceuticals' Dholka-based plant near here in Gujarat have
died of coronavirus infection, the company said on Saturday.
    The deceased were part of the company's production and
packaging departments, a spokesperson said.
    Earlier this month, at least 26 employees of the
pharma firm's manufacturing unit in Dholka had tested positive
for the deadly virus.
    "The company is saddened by the loss of three of its
employees due to COVID-19," the spokesperson said.
    He said one of the deceased employees was recently
shifted to home isolation along with 20 others, while two were
undergoing treatment at Sola Civil Hospital, he said.
    The company has set up its own quarantine facility and
has given the option to employees quarantined elsewhere to
move to the facility, he added.
    Ahmedabad district, which is worst-hit by the
coronavirus pandemic, so far recorded 9,724 cases and 645
deaths. PTI KA PD ARU

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