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Life inside the factory – the Covid hardship of workers

At Tesla in Shanghai, workers were isolated in the factory to prevent Covid infections. They were expected to work twelve hours a day, six days a week.

Many companies resort to a drastic measure to keep production going during the recent Covid lockdowns: Their employees stay overnight, eat, live in the factories or adjacent dormitories. From Bosch, Tesla and Foxconn to German mid-sized companies like Wirtgen and Chinese companies, many businesses isolate their workers in the factories. They are no longer allowed to leave the premises. This is to prevent infections.

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