Coronavirus: 1,000 people infected in one of the largest slaughterhouses in Germany

More than 1,000 workers of the German company meat processing Tönnies was tested positive to the Covid-19, announced Saturday the local authorities. Almost 7,000 employees in total have been placed in quarantine to be tested, including more than 3,100 who have already been.

The slaughterhouse, located at Rheda-Wiedenbrück, in North Rhine-Westphalia, is one of the largest in the country. He is the leader of its industry for the processing of pork.

The company has become a major focus of Covid-19. Military officers have even had to be brought in to assist in the search of the persons who have entered in contact with patients, as well as the processing of the test results.

Last month, Tönnies had already been a hotbed of contamination, although more reduced. All infected persons had been placed in quarantine.

The company had been criticized for the working conditions that it imposes on its employees, a large part of migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania and are forced to live together in small spaces.

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