Corona outbreak on vegetable farm: Bavaria announces a further series of tests at harvest helpers

After a Corona-to-mass infection on a large vegetable farm in the Bavarian Palazzo mamming nearly 500 people are under quarantine and not allowed to leave the o

Corona outbreak on vegetable farm: Bavaria announces a further series of tests at harvest helpers

After a Corona-to-mass infection on a large vegetable farm in the Bavarian Palazzo mamming nearly 500 people are under quarantine and not allowed to leave the operation. A security service monitors the curfew. A total of 174 harvesters were tested in the screening positive on the Corona pathogen, Sars-CoV-2, as the Landratsamt in Dingolfing-Landau announced on Saturday evening.

"in Order to avoid a further spread, we need to go to the protection of the population unfortunately, this step", said district administrator Werner Bumeder (CSU). Previously had been infected in the operation, seven employees, this was the occasion of the series of tests.

The Bavarian health Minister Melanie Huml (CSU) announced a further Series of tests of the seasonal workers in other agricultural enterprises, first of all, in lower Bavaria.

If the operation is a large vegetable farm, the strawberries, cucumbers, cabbage, and Beetroot are grown, the cucumbers, but only for inlay glasses. Palazzo mamming is a rural community with a well-3300 inhabitants.

Bumeder appealed to the citizens to remain calm: "According to our information, it is a closed circle of people." On the farm infected were separated from non-infected staff, the site is now surrounded by a fence.

To little controls?

the greens and the SPD, the Bavarian state government gave responsibility. The two opposition factions, the Prime Minister, Markus Söder (CSU), and his Cabinet accused to neglect the control of the accommodation of seasonal workers. "The revenge is bitter, when such local infection, outreach events and regional lock-downs, and must be disposed of," said Jürgen Mistol, the parliamentary Manager of the Greens.

The looks of the SPD is quite similar: "We have demanded after the Corona onset in the Wiesenhof slaughterhouse in the middle of may already, a special control program for farms with harvest helpers," said environmental expert Florian von Brunn. "The hygiene conditions at the workplace, and housing conditions must be controlled, in our view, sharp. This is obviously not happening.“ The outbreak had come "with the announcement".

305 infections at the RKI

reported, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) 305 new Corona infections within a day. So that crisis, at least 205.269 people in Germany were infected since the beginning of the Corona, which can be proved with the Virus, such as the RKI reported on Sunday morning (data 26.7., 0: 00). The number of new infections is not significantly below the level of Friday and Saturday with more than 800 or 700 new infections, however, all health boards to submit on the weekend their values to the RKI.

In Germany, died after the RKI information yet 9118 with the Virus infected people since the previous day, no new deaths were added. Until Sunday morning, 190,000 people had survived the infection, according to the RKI estimates.

Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 19:19

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