North Rhine-Westphalia: 2119 Corona cases, due to the outbreak, when Tönnies

In connection with the massive Corona outbreak at the meat processor Tönnies has been detected more than 2000 cases of infection. "According to the current sta

North Rhine-Westphalia: 2119 Corona cases, due to the outbreak, when Tönnies

In connection with the massive Corona outbreak at the meat processor Tönnies has been detected more than 2000 cases of infection. "According to the current state, the competent authorities to organize the outbreak in Tönnies so far, a total of 2119 cases," said North Rhine-Westphalia health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" of Thursday. In a further 67 cases, a connection was possible.

Laumann reiterated his view that the temporary closure of the Tönnies in Rheda-was Wiedenbrück right, and the company has no right to claim reimbursement of wage costs. "I assume that this also has to hold up in court," said the CDU politician of the newspaper.

Laumann takes Gabriel in protection

The Tönnies plant in addition to the company's headquarters in Rheda-Wiedenbrück, after the mass, Corona outbreak among the staff of around four weeks still. In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, there were at the time for the inhabitants of the districts of Gütersloh and Warendorf rules stricter hygiene and contact restrictions. The incident has also triggered a debate about a ban on contracts for work in the meat industry.

That Ex-Minister of economy Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) as a consultant for Tönnies was working as a Minister with chief Clemens Tönnies has not made, does not hold Laumann is a problem. "This is not objectionable," he said the "New osnabrück newspaper". The economy Minister to speak with such a company. "The people expect from us politicians that we care about the economy. This demonization, I think it is not correct.“

Updated Date: 23 July 2020, 05:19

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