Coventry COVID outbreak: Nearly 200 banana packers to be tested after staff contract virus

NEARLY 200 staff members at a fruit distribution centre are to be urgently tested for coronavirus after 10 workers contracted the disease.

Bosses at Fyffes Group Ltd in Coventry have taken drastic action in a bid to quell an outbreak of the potentially deadly virus. All 186 staff will undergo testing as a "precaution", Coventry City Council said. Social distancing measures at the plant will also be stepped up.

Fyffes is the biggest supplier of bananas in Europe.

Liz Gaulton, director of Public Health at the council, said the authority is satisfied for the site to remain in operation,...
source: Express

2020-08-13 23:44
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