A plant in Wales that makes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been partially evacuated after receiving a suspicious package, the company said on Wednesday.
“Wockhardt UK in Wrexham received a suspicious package on site this morning. All relevant authorities were notified and instructed immediately,” the company said, referring to its facility in Wales.
“Following expert advice, we have partially cleared the site pending a full investigation. The safety of our employees and business continuity remain of the utmost importance.”
Previously, the BBC reported that a police bomb disposal unit had been sent to the plant.
“We are currently dealing with an ongoing incident at the Wrexham Industrial Estate,” local police said in a statement, adding that the public should avoid the area.
Wockhardt UK provides fill and end capacity for AstraZeneca’s UK supply chain. This is the final manufacturing step where vaccines are put and packaged in vials or syringes.
AstraZeneca has agreed to provide the UK with 100 million doses of the vaccine developed by Oxford University.
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