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Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works is continuing manufacturing operations after a second worker tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The defense contractor announced Thursday that the latest worker to test positive was last in the shipyard on Tuesday.
The shipyard’s medical team is giving advice to those who came into contact with the worker, who is quarantined, and the company is sanitizing the areas where the infected person had worked, officials said.
Meanwhile, the first worker to test positive for COVID-19 at the shipyard has recovered and has been cleared to return to work.
Unions and some lawmakers have been pressuring the defense department to close the yard for the safety of its workers. The Trump administration has deemed the shipyard to be essential to the national defense. The shipyard builds Navy destroyers.