Russian citizen, 12 others test positive for Covid at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant- The New Indian Express

By Express message service

TIRUNELVELI: Up to 13 people, including a Russian citizen, tested positive for the corona virus here at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KKNPP) on Thursday. Twelve of them are being treated in an isolation ward in Anu Vijay Township, where they are staying, while the other, from a private outsourced company, was hospitalized in Nagercoil.

“Health officials decided to run a special camp to screen people who live in the Anu Vijay community and work at KKNPP. The management of the power plant has instructed the employees to strictly adhere to the Covid guidelines and to wear protective equipment, ”the sources said.

In addition to these 13 employees, around 20 residents of Kudankulam and the surrounding villages are being treated for Covid at the Kudankulam government hospital. The KKNPP authorities did not respond to calls from Express.

Last year, contract workers from northern India who worked for the KKNPP protested and demanded they be returned to their hometown. They stated that they had to live in unsanitary conditions. The Kudankulam police then registered one case against her.

Many of the workers tested positive for Covid and treated at Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital. Finally, the district administration organized special trains so that they could return home. Due to the labor shortage, the construction of KKNPP units 3 and 4 had to be stopped.

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