UK Vaccine Plant Evacuated After Getting Suspicious Package

The factory, which is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in north Wales, said it notified authorities after receiving a "suspicious package."

  • Published 27 January 2021
A police cordon at Wrexham Industrial Estate near the British pharmaceutical manufacturing company Wockhardt in Wrexham, north Wales, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. Wockhardt UK, an arm of the Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company that is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in north Wales, said it notified authorities after receiving a suspect package on Wednesday morning. (Eleanor Barlow/PA via AP)
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LONDON (AP) — A British pharmaceutical manufacturing company producing coronavirus vaccines had to partially evacuate its factory Wednesday after receiving a “suspicious package.” The U.K. arm of Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Wockhardt, which is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in north Wales, said it notified authorities after receiving the package on Wednesday morning. “Upon expert advice, we have partially evacuated the site pending a full investigation. The safety of our employees and business continuity remain of paramount…

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