Some 400 workers test positive for coronavirus in German slaughterhouse
The slaughterhouse, located in the town of Rheda-Wiedenbrueck in the district of Guetersloh, has been ordered to be temporarily closed, district administrator Sven-Georg Adenauer said afternoon at a joint press conference with the company.
Schools and daycare centers in Guetersloh will be closed from Thursday until June 29, the district also announced.
Slaughterhouses have become hotspots for COVID-19 infections.
In early May, an outbreak of more than 200 cases was seen at a Westfleisch meat-processing plant, also located in NRW. ■