More than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France , the regional health authorities said Wednesday.
The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants not only in France but also in Germany, Spain , Australia , the United States , and Brazil – where people tend to work in close proximity.
A total of 109 personnel have tested positive for COVID – 19 , the disease caused by the virus , at a slaughterhouse in Cotes d’ Armor following a second wave of testing, the ARS regional health authority said in a statement .
Some 818 people have been tested at the plant , it added .
Those diagnosed as having the disease are being contacted by employee insurance firms that have identified all their contacts at risk of catching the illness , requiring them to respect two – week quarantines , take tests and wear masks , the ARS said .
Plant operator Kermene , according to its website , said it supplies E. Leclerc supermarkets with meat and meat products .
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