Reuters reports that Tönnies, the meat processor that temporarily shut down operations in June after more than 1,500 plant employees were confirmed to have COVID-19 infections had 31 additional cases weeks after reopening the facility, authorities said on Friday. The Tönnies, the meat processor outbreak, in turn, led to about 600,000 people in the surrounding Guetersloh region being put back in lockdown, which has since been lifted. The original outbreak prompted Tönnies to launch a new health and safety plans at the pork plant, including testing all workers twice per week for exposure to coronavirus. The plant reopened last week after a new health and safety plan was introduced, including testing all workers twice a week for coronavirus. Since then, 7,300 tests have been undertaken with 31 people showing positive, said a statement from the local government authority in Guetersloh. But only three were regarded as new infections and have been quarantined. Germany has had more than 200,000 cases and over 9,000 deaths in total. @ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-meat/more-german-abattoir-workers-test-positive-for-coronavirus-idUSKCN24P1QL
More German meat workers test positive for coronavirus
More German abattoir workers test positive for coronavirus
Thirty-one more workers at a German abattoir hit by a coronavirus outbreak in mid-June have this week tested positive, authorities said on Friday.