The so-called walkthrough containers have already been installed at the Wolfsburg, Braunschweig, Emden, Kassel, Salzgitter and Hanover locations, Volkswagen Sachsen will follow. In the first few days, 1,600 employees voluntarily underwent testing – five times the suspicion was confirmed. “If a test is positive, rapid follow-up is essential. We use a jointly developed scheme to identify company contact persons and thus prevent the virus from spreading,” says Dr. Daniela Kirstein, Senior Company Doctor and Project Manager for corona testing at Volkswagen. This has been successful in all cases so far.
A high-speed pace to prevent
Together, Volkswagen and the city of Wolfsburg want to be fast: When it comes to recognizing corona cases. When interrupting chains of infection. And fast when it comes to preventing the possible closure of company departments or public institutions. To achieve this, Volkswagen is setting up its own test containers at its German locations – the results of the tests are delivered by a new center at the municipal hospital in Wolfsburg within 24 hours at the latest. So far, in five cases, corona infections have already been detected at an early stage and, above all, their spread has been prevented.