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54 new Coronavirus infections in meat companies in Dissen

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54 new Coronavirus infections in meat companies in Dissen

After further Tests have been among the employees of the meat company West crown in Dissen near Osnabrück, 54 new Coronavirus cases confirmed. This is the result of the second Tests, with 126 staff, which had been tested in the first run in the last week, still negative, informed the district of Osnabrück, on Thursday. 38 of these new confirmed cases are already have to as a contact persons in quarantine, and a further 16 people are now also in quarantine. Your contact persons were identified. According to the previous emergency operation, West will be closed crown for two weeks.

The joint subsidiary of Westfleisch and Danish Crown had resumed on Tuesday the emergency – up to three days of the operation of the existing meat was allowed to work off inventories. The work in the cutting operation had been set up, because in the case of a series of investigation, 92 of 278 tested workers of infection with the novel Coronavirus have been identified.

The district stated that the approved Emergency Cutting of the meat inventories had been managed until Wednesday evening. It was reported to have already slaughtered sows, which were either within the company or could be in the delivery of the whole of Europe and no longer stopped there were. Thus, the destruction of pig meat should be avoided. For the Work to be negative-tested Workers were used.

The meat industry, like other industries also, to a large extent on Eastern European contract workers. Politicians, trade unionists and churches criticize for years, often in poor working and living conditions.

Lower Saxony’s state government had announced that all 23 700 employees in 183 meat processing plants in the country to test. Tested all the employees who show symptoms, and then all of the stations, as contract workers may be with of the Coronavirus-affected battle in North Rhine should be first-Westphalia or Schleswig-Holstein were in contact. Subsequently, all other employees should be tested.


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