The cause of the corona outbreak was unclear for a long time. The first indications are now that the aircraft manufacturer is at fault.
In any case, the judicial authority, which is responsible for compliance with occupational safety and health in Hamburg, expressed its concerns about compliance with the corona protective measures at Airbus even before the outbreak. The review at the time was rather moderate: "It was found that measures to protect against infection need to be improved," said Christine Osterland, spokeswoman for the Justice and Consumer Protection Authority mopo.de. There were deficiencies in ventilation and the availability of disinfectants. In addition, regulations on maintaining distances and masks were violated. These circumstances probably played into the cards for the outbreak at Boeing's biggest rival - now the first consequences are following. Before operations can be resumed, these deficiencies in occupational safety must now be remedied. Otherwise, production cannot be restarted. A few weeks ago, the responsible health authority quarantined around 500 employees at the Airbus plant in Finkenwerder. Seven of the 21 infected so far the British CoV mutation could be detected.