50 Tests, 23 cases of Corona infections in Wiesenhof slaughterhouse in Oldenburg

Several employees of a slaughterhouse, the PHW group ("Wiesenhof") in Wildeshausen (Kreis Oldenburg) are positive in the Coronavirus tested. The company said

50 Tests, 23 cases of Corona infections in Wiesenhof slaughterhouse in Oldenburg

Several employees of a slaughterhouse, the PHW group ("Wiesenhof") in Wildeshausen (Kreis Oldenburg) are positive in the Coronavirus tested. The company said on Tuesday. A on Monday was range testing is run at 23 of 50 employees in a positive, said a spokesman for the district. The PHW group-according to all of the more than 1100 employees of the slaughterhouse are to be tested at a Corona-infection. PHW holds a majority share in the slaughterhouse the country Geest Turkey specialities (GPS).

Twelve of the infected employees live in the district of Oldenburg. Together with the company, and steps will be taken to prevent the spread of the Virus and to halt the causes to be processed, said County administrator Carsten Harings (independent). According to the slaughterhouse, the affected employees live in private accommodation. All Concerned have a contract of work.

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test was Already the beginning of June, more than 1100 employees tested, an infection was discovered in the case. Of the currently 23 people with the County, according to the previous level of 22 negative been tested. A new employee had not been at the Tests at the beginning of June still. To assist in the contact investigation, the district administration has asked the lower Saxony state health Department, additional Containment Scouts, so people, the the contacts of the Infected to detect and track.

On Sunday, the district administration notes to the infections received, as an employee with symptoms was tested positive for the Corona. Another Person from Wildeshausen was also tested positive. This is not working in the slaughterhouse, the two know each other and have contact. The health Department had contact persons in the first degree and for work colleagues, immediate quarantine.

The entire meat industry is since a long time because of the working conditions in the criticism. The Federal government wants to ban contracts for work in meat factories. Accordingly, only employees of their own company of animals to slaughter and the meat processed. Critics of the meat industry's widespread collective accommodation for workers, who often come from Romania, Bulgaria or Poland, as well as poor hygiene standards for the rapid spread of the Virus in the industry to be responsible.

Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 19:20

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