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$121.24 -4.0  -3.2%

Last Trade - 10/08/20

Sector
Healthcare
Size
Large Cap
Market Cap £12.46bn
Enterprise Value £15.30bn
Revenue £5.76bn
Position in Universe 537th / 6400

UPDATE 1-Delta rolling out COVID-19 testing for all employees

Thu 11th June, 2020 3:43pm
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    CHICAGO, June 11 (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc  DAL.N 
next week is launching a program to test employees for active
COVID-19 and antibodies under a partnership with the Mayo Clinic
and Quest Diagnostics Inc  DGX.N , Chief Executive Ed Bastian
said in an employee memo on Thursday.
    Bastian did not say how many would initially be tested but
said the program would "evolve into a full testing protocol –
something that will be essential as we ... begin the return to
normal operations."
    U.S. airlines have canceled hundreds of thousands of flights
as the industry weathers a sharp downturn in air travel due to
the coronavirus pandemic but have recently pointed to a modest
increase in demand.
    Airlines are requiring employees and passengers to wear
facial coverings while traveling and have heightened aircraft
cleaning procedures among measures aimed at stemming the spread
of the virus in-flight and restoring confidence.
    Bastian said the infection rate among Delta's employees who
come face-to-face with customers has been minimal, nearly five
times lower than the national average in May, thanks to the
measures it has put in place.
    The testing program will begin in Minneapolis, followed by
Atlanta, Detroit and New York. 
    On Wednesday, Delta said it had created a new division to
oversee its standards and policies on cleanliness.

 (Reporting by Tracy Rucinski
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Steve Orlofsky)
 ((tracy.rucinski@thomsonreuters.com; 1-312-408-8575; Reuters
Messaging: tracy.rucinski.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))
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