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To date, 166 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at Rowan Foods in Wrexham, north Wales. In total, more than 1,000 people are employed at the food processing site. Public Health Wales said in a statement: “We are working with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to urgently contact just over 300 workers who have not yet taken the tests.

“As we would expect with any targeted tracking and tracing process, we will identify additional asymptomatic cases.

“Finding these cases does not mean that the infection rate in the Wrexham area as a whole is increasing.

“There is no evidence that Rowan Foods is behind the epidemic.

“The multi-agency team managing the outbreak with Wales Public Health will continue to review the situation and work with the employer, their staff and the wider community to end the outbreak.”

In April workers from the company, which supplies the largest supermarkets in the UK, came out to protest what they claimed was a lack of protection against coronaviruses.

Rowan Foods is the last food processing plant to experience a COVID-19 outbreak.

Recently, the Princes canning factory in Cambridgeshire closed for deep cleaning after 14 staff members tested positive for the virus.

In North Wales, the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni, Anglesey, also tested about 158 ​​of its employees for coronavirus.

All staff were asked to self-isolate for 14 days when the number of infections reached 72.

In recent weeks, there has been a disturbing increase in coronavirus infections in slaughterhouses and meat factories in Europe.

More than 4,000 workers tested positive for COVID-19 in 37 epidemics across the continent, which forced the closure of at least nine factories.

Last week, Germany forced to reimpose several foreclosures after more than 1,500 workers at the Toennies slaughterhouse in Guetersloh tested positive for coronavirus.

The reintroduction of restrictions in the districts of Guetersloh and Warendorf, both in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, affected around 640,000 people.

These local epidemics have seen the number of reproductions from Germany, called R, triple to 2.88 on June 21 and well above the level at which the spread of the virus accelerates, even if it has gradually decreased since then. .

Businesses such as bars, gymnasiums and theaters were forced to close, with a limit of only two people reintroduced for public gatherings.

Locals were also encouraged not to travel to other parts of Germany, as travel is not strictly prohibited.

Leicester’s pubs and restaurants may remain closed for another two weeks following a disturbing new epidemic in the city.

The city mayor said the government had recommended that the lockout restrictions be maintained for another 15 days after an increase in coronavirus cases.

There were 866 positive cases in Leicester in the two weeks before June 23. Interior Minister Priti Patel said on Sunday that the city was at risk of being blocked.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Welfare said: “We are working alongside Public Health England to support the council and local partners in Leicester to prevent further transmission of the virus.”

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