MPs from North Rhine-Westphalia will hold a special session on Sunday to consider a partial return to custody in response to a new outbreak of the corona virus that has affected more than 1,000 slaughterhouse workers.
Head of state Armin Laschet will visit the slaughterhouse in the city of Guetersloh to get an idea of the situation on site and to meet with the crisis management team and the military deployed there before the video conference session begins. from 2.30 p.m.
The prime minister has not specifically ruled out calling for regional closure in response to the outbreak, whose staff are already in quarantine, although the measure may be inadequate as it is believed to have spread to friends and family.
Virus testing on the 6,500 Toennies slaughterhouse employees continued this Sunday. So far, 1,029 have tested positive.