Some 150 people at BMW Research and Development Centre are being quarantined at home for two weeks after coming into contact with employee who has coronavirus, Bayerische Motoren Werke spokesman said.
Earlier an employee in Germany's Munich was tested positive for coronavirus.
The coronavirus, believed to have originated late last year in a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife, has spread to Chinese cities including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as at least 60 countries across the globe.
Globally, at least 80,000 people have been diagnosed with the virus and the death toll reached to 2,835 till Sunday.
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