Local authorities have confirmed a particularly delicate outbreak of a total of 73 infections of agricultural workers in Herefordshire, in the west of England, as they are migrant workers who could have moved to other regions.
The Herefordshire town council has confirmed that 73 of the 200 AS Green and Co-Farm employees in Mathon have tested positive and must be immediately quarantined where to get food and drink.
“Our employees are our priority, they are important employees, very hardworking, who help us to provide the country with food in these unusual times,” said the company that owns the farm in a statement collected by The Guardian.
Karen Wright, director of public health in Herefordshire, called for calm: “Although Herefordshire is the first place where such an outbreak occurs, the situation is not entirely unexpected. Rapid tests on the farm have given us understanding of transmission and control the spread of the infection “has made it known.
The country has already registered around 289,000 infections and the number of coronavirus deaths is 44,798.