Covid-19 Outbreak at Tesla Factory Opened by Elon Musk Against Restrictions

According to the Washington Post report, Covid-19 was detected in more than 450 workers after the Tesla factory in California, owned by Elon Musk, reopened last May, in violation of state health regulations.

According to data from the Fremont district, the factory, which employs 10,000 people, increased the number of cases from 125 in May to more than 450 after seven months.

The Tesla factory, which produces Model S, Model 3, Model X and Model Y electric vehicles, was closed in March of last year to prevent Covid-19 from becoming sober. There were concerns that the factory could cause a potential epidemic due to the large number of workers coming from several neighboring districts.


However, billionaire businessman Musk has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of Covid-19. Last May he ordered his managers to reopen the factory and invited local authorities to arrest him if they dared. However, Alameda County, to which Fremont County is affiliated, has agreed to enter into an agreement with Tesla that allows it to reopen on the condition that it adhere to certain public safety measures, including notification of positive cases of Covid- 19 to the provincial health department. .

On the other hand, Tesla announced to employees last year that they could stay home if they did not feel safe due to Covid-19, but was heavily criticized in June when it said that employees who did not return to work would be fired.


Yet Tesla employees have complained for years of unsafe working conditions at the Fremont plant. Also Forbes, Tesla in 2019. Announced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that it has racked up far more workplace safety investigations and fines than its competitors. The automaker fired its media relations team last year and did not respond to media requests for comment.

On the other hand, Tesla shares have risen more than 530 percent on the S&P 500 index in the past 12 months.


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