3 Biogen Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus After Boston Meeting

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Three employees of Cambridge biotech company Biogen have tested positive for coronavirus after a meeting in Boston last week, the company confirmed in a statement to WBZ NewsRadio Thursday afternoon.

The company said that, following the meeting, several employees came down with "varying degrees of flu-like symptoms."

"Some attendees have been confirmed with influenza and three attendees have tested positive for COVID-19 to date," the Biogen statement read. "At the present time, these individuals are doing well, improving and under the care of their healthcare providers."

Everyone who attended the meeting has been told to work from home for the next two weeks "in an abundance of caution," and anyone else not feeling well has been told to stay home and contact their health providers. Biogen said they have been in contact with public health officials since the employees reported their illnesses.

"Protecting our employees and our communities is our priority," the statement said.

Biogen is also restricting travel through the end of the month.

Massachusetts has three cases of coronavirus—one presumptive case announced Thursday in a woman in her 60s in Middlesex County, another presumptive case in a woman who recently returned from a school trip to Italy, one confirmed case in a UMass student who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China.

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