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Hawkins man who tested positive for COVID-19 has no idea how he got it, feels fine

Jeff Bobo, Kingsport Times News • Mar 24, 2020 at 10:04 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday told the Times News he had flu-like symptoms Friday and Saturday but he feels OK now.

As a precaution, however, the man’s employer — ABB Manufacturing in Rogersville — shut down Tuesday and hired a contractor to scrub down and sterilize the plant.

The 25-year-old employee, who asked to remain unnamed, told the Times News he will be off work until April 5.

“We can confirm that an employee of the ABB Manufacturing facility in Rogersville, Tennessee, tested positive for COVID-19,” ABB Vice President of Communications Tracy Long told the Times News on Tuesday. “We have taken — and will continue to take — all necessary precautionary measures, following the applicable guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).”

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