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More than 70 workers test positive for coronavirus on English farm

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 12, 2020
Around 200 people employed to pick crops at a farm near Malvern in England’s West Midlands region have been told to self isolate after 73 of them tested positive for coronavirus, Public Health England (PHE) and Herefordshire Council said on Sunday.
AS Green and Co farm
Cases   AS Green and Co farm
However, there have been local outbreaks, with a significant number linked to meat packing plants.

Topics: English

The AS Green and Co farm site has been placed in lockdown to try to contain the outbreak, which follows other clusters of cases at food producers, PHE and Herefordshire Council said.

During the harvest season, workers who pick and pack vegetables, live in mobile homes based on the farm.