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This week alone, 400 cases of coronavirus were discovered in workers in a slaughterhouse in Germany

June 17, 2020

A slaughterhouse in the German city of Guetersloh in the center of the country reported this Wednesday that 400 of its workers have tested positive for corona virus since the beginning of this week.

This is a Toennies Group slaughterhouse that has carried out 500 COVID-19 tests among workers in its slaughterhouses and processing plants in North Rhine-Westphalia, of which 400 have been tested positive by the company.

“The company must reduce its production as soon as possible,” local guide Sven-Georg Adenauer told the German newspaper “Neue Westfälische”. Both the health authorities and the company are expected to provide more information in the coming hours.

This week alone, 400 cases of coronavirus were discovered in workers in a slaughterhouse in GermanyThis week alone, 400 cases of coronavirus were discovered in workers in a slaughterhouse in Germany

The health authorities in Guetersloh have currently quarantined around 7,000 people, including everyone who worked in the slaughterhouse. Adenauer has stated that they will be tested, which precludes the complete limitation of the community.

So far, there have been several outbreaks of coronavirus in slaughterhouses and processing plants throughout Germany that highlight the working and living conditions of employees, many of whom are seasonal workers from Eastern Europe.