BASTIA UMBRA, Italy (Reuters) – Simone Mela never dreamed that a traffic light would determine when he could take a bathroom break in the factory where he works. But in the world according to coronavirus, that is the new normal.
A worker is seen by a traffic light limiting the access to bathrooms inside the ISA factory that has introduced new safety measures to respect social distancing among workers to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bastia Umbra, Italy, April 22, 2020, in this still image taken from video. REUTERS TV via REUTERS
And he feels lucky to have a job. Only 200 of the 800 workers at the ISA company, which makes refrigerated display cases for bars, restaurants and supermarkets, have so far been able to return to the factory in Italy’s Umbria region.
The gradual return has been made possible through a combination of solutions