编辑’s note: 韦巴斯托 issued 这个 press release 在这个故事发表后的第二天就得出结论。
German auto supplier 韦巴斯托 disputes media reports linking it to 意大利's fast-growing coronavirus outbreak that is blamed for more than 360 deaths in the country.
In January the roof-systems maker was hit with an outbreak that infected 16 employees but was contained. 韦巴斯托's efforts had been held up as an example of how to stop the virus through rapid testing and isolation.
但是，米兰路易萨科大学医院的病毒学家已经在意大利测试了该病毒的序列。 They closely match those from the 韦巴斯托 outbreak, Massimo Galli, head of infectious diseases at the hospital, 告诉 华盛顿邮报.
他向 发布 感染该病毒的人可能在一月下旬从德国前往受该病毒打击最严重的意大利伦巴第大区，并且至少在两三个星期内未被发现。
韦巴斯托 questions that conclusion because the Chinese and German employees who contracted the virus in January never traveled to 意大利, a spokeswoman for the company told 欧洲汽车新闻.
In addition, 韦巴斯托 decided to close its headquarters near Munich from Jan. 28 until Feb. 12 as a precaution to prevent the further spread of the virus.
All people who had direct contact with the infected 韦巴斯托 employees were were asked to self-quarantine at home for two weeks. If they tested negative for the virus at the end of that period they could leave quarantine.