Workers in the slaughterhouse in the western German district of Guetersloh, where a major outbreak of the coronavirus occurred in mid-June, must be quarantined by July 17, the authorities reported on Wednesday. from North Rhine-Westphalia.
The quarantine affects both the workers in the plant and those who live in dormitories, as well as those who went to the slaughterhouse between 3 and 17 June. However, the measure excludes those who have become infected and recovered with coronavirus.
The slaughterhouse was the subject of an infection in which around 1,500 workers were infected with coronavirus. This not only resulted in the isolation of the slaughterhouse, but also the district in which it is located and which affected around 670,000 people.
After the outbreak in the slaughterhouse and criticism from Toennies, the German authorities have changed the hiring policy in the meat sector. German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed this Wednesday that fixed-term contracts will be banned in the industry.