On May 20, France and Ireland reported hundreds of cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory infection caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in slaughterhouses and processing facilities. meat.
Irish Broadcasting and Television (RTE) reports that a total of 828 people working at meat processing plants in the country have been confirmed to have Covid-19. Last week alone, there were 328 cases at these facilities.
In the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in Ireland, most cases in health care facilities, especially in nursing homes, have a lot of elderly people dying from the disease, especially those. People with pathological background.
To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Irish Meat Processing Association (MII) said that meat processing establishments have implemented a series of measures to prevent and control this disease.
In France, meanwhile, the country’s health authority reported recording more than 100 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection at a slaughterhouse in Cotes d’Amor, western France, after the second test. About 818 people were tested for SARS-CoV-2 at this facility.
Labor insurers said that all cases of exposure to the aforementioned cases are at risk of infection, so 2-week isolation, testing and masking are required.
Previously, Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States and Brazil also identified Covid-19 cases at meat processing plants in these countries. These facilities are difficult to ensure social separation because workers work at very close distances to each other.