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Healthcare

REFILE-Altria CEO Howard Willard contracts coronavirus

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March 20 (Reuters) - Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc Chief Executive Officer Howard Willard has contracted coronavirus and is taking temporary medical leave, a regulatory filing showed on Friday.

Chief Financial Officer William Gifford Jr will take over for Willard during his absence, the company said in a memo to employees. (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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