Wales toilet roll factory is hit by Covid outbreak as 'small number' of workers ...

A toilet roll factory has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak after a 'small number' of workers tested positive.  

The affected workers at the Kimberly-Clark's Coleshill Mill in Flint, north Wales, are recovering at home.

All employees who had worked closely with them are also self-isolating.

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark's brands include Kleenex, Kotex, Scott and Andrex and the Coleshill Mill factory alone employs around 200 workers.

It comes after 2,948 were reported yesterday - 133 of which were in Wales. 

A spokesman said: 'Kimberly-Clark's highest priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees around the world.

'We can confirm that a small number of employees working at our Coleshill Mill at Flint have tested positive for COVID-19 and are recovering well at home.

Kimberly-Clark's Coleshill Mill factory (pictured) in Flint, north Wales has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak after a 'small number' of workers tested positive

Kimberly-Clark's Coleshill Mill factory (pictured) in Flint, north Wales has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak after a 'small number' of workers tested positive

'All employees working in collaboration with the individuals are self-isolating and being tested for Covid-19.

'In line with our strict company procedures and local health authority guidelines, we are continuing to clean and sanitise the location with a professional supplier, according to the strictest standards.

'We are also keeping employees up to date on our actions and giving them guidance on how they can continue to protect themselves.'

Kimberly-Clark, founded in Wisconsin, USA, 148 years ago, has 42,000 employees worldwide and sells to 172 countries.

The firm's brand name products include Kleenex face tissue, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle, Scott and Andrex toilet paper, Wypall utility wipes, KimWipes scientific cleaning wipes and Huggies disposable diapers and baby wipes.

It was last night announced that local lockdowns are to be enforced in parts of Wales from tomorrow after large spikes in coronavirus cases. 

People living in the county borough of Caerphilly will not be allowed to enter or leave the area without a reasonable excuse when the restrictions come into force from 6pm on Tuesday, the Welsh Government said. 

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark's brands include Kleenex, Kotex, Scott and Andrex (file image) and the Coleshill Mill factory alone employs around 200 workers

Personal care company Kimberly-Clark's brands include Kleenex, Kotex, Scott and Andrex (file image) and the Coleshill Mill factory alone employs around 200 workers

Everyone aged over 11 will be required to wear face coverings in shops - marking the first time this will be mandatory in Wales.

As in Scotland, Meetings with other people indoors and extended households will not be allowed, and overnight stays

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