According to media reports, a Tesla employee discovered a coronavirus after the company resumed production at a factory. Earlier, the brand’s leader, Elon Musk, called his isolation a “fascist” and opened a Tesla factory in California. Despite restrictions from local authorities, Elon Musk announced to open Tesla Factory.
According to The Verge Portal, an employee of one of the Tesla factories signed a contract with COVID 19 after the facility was reopened.
It is known that this is the fourth Tesla worker to be tested positive for the new Coronavirus. But the first who became infected after the factories of Ilon Mask opened after quarantine.
The Tesla Gigafactory where the person was diagnosed is located in Buffalo, NY. It makes solar panels and solar cells. The company employs about 1,500 people at the plant.
A Tesla spokesman did not respond to a request for comment on the portal.
However, given Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk’s enthusiasm for resuming production, the Buffalo plant is unlikely to close.
According to The Verge, Tesla opened the Gigafactory in New York on May 19 without further ado-that day, state authorities allowed the company to resume business. According to reports, the management learned of COVID-positive employees from May 18 to 22. The same week that the factory opened.
Despite the fact that the case of an infected employee at the factory after quarantine removal is not something unique. An employee with a detected COVID-19 at the Tesla factory beats the reputation of Elon Mask. Who vowed that all precautionary measures will be followed at the company’s factories.
At the same time, back in May, Musk publicly expressed his rejection of self-isolation, calling quarantine measures a manifestation of “fascism”.
I think that the expansion of the self-isolation system, or what we call a system that forces people to remain closed, is in conflict with constitutional rights. In my opinion, this violates the freedom of citizens and violates people’s coming to the United States and creating this country. the rules. Have you made a mistake! “-The person in charge of Tesla said in his Twitter account.
The fact is that authorities in the Alamida region where the company’s other Gigafactory is located have prohibited Tesla’s head from resuming production, citing the risks associated with the continued spread of coronavirus. As a result, it was not without the help of the US president that Musk opened an arbitrary plant in Alameda, requiring all employees to work. The management promises to resume work in a “safe and responsible manner”, therefore, the workers will maintain social distance and conduct regular temperature checks.
However, not everyone is happy with Gigafactory’s employees because Musk puts the company’s revenue above health.
As we all know, although Tesla stopped paying for compulsory vacations. Some of them refused to return to work during the global pandemic.
Branton Phillips, the company’s 56-year-old employee, announced that he will not return to work during the self-isolation system. His wife is in danger, he will not harm her.
“I don’t want to avoid work. I need to work and I want to work. But the pressure in the workplace is so high that I still have to worry about coronaviruses. It is not nonsense to endanger people’s health, such as Elon breaching working conditions. “It’s at stake,” Phillips said.
Considering the situation at the Buffalo factory, such a decision by Phillips and some of his colleagues cannot be considered unreasonable. Elon Musk has not yet commented on the infected employees.