Biogen staffer fled to China in search of emergency Covid-19 testing, care — and now faces criminal charges
A Biogen employee who has contracted Covid-19 in Massachusetts fled to Beijing alongside her family. And now she faces criminal charges for lying about her condition on the way back.
The company confirmed to Endpoints News that the woman, identified by Chinese officials as Ms. Li, works for the company but said she didn’t attend the strategy meeting in Boston that gave rise to a cluster of coronavirus cases.
“We believe Ms. Li is a U.S. based Biogen employee who made a personal decision to travel to China,” a spokesperson wrote in an email. “We are deeply dismayed by the situation as reported by the media in China.”
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