PepsiCo China Shuts Beijing Plant After Virus Case Confirmed

Pepsico China said it shut a local food plant in Beijing after a coronavirus case was confirmed on June 15.

The company conducted nucleic acid tests on all employees at the plant on June 16, and quarantined 480 employees on June 20, even though they all tested negative for the virus, one of its officials, Fan Zhimin, said at a local government briefing on the latest developments in the Beijing outbreak.

Pepsico China later said in a WeChat post that none of its beverage plants in the country have reported any cases of the virus.

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