More cases of coronavirus at Scottish poultry processing plant

A total of 15 cases of coronavirus have been reported at 2 Sisters’ poultry processing plant in Perthshire, up from four earlier in the week.

On Monday, management of the Coupar Angus plant decided to temporarily close it and arrangements are being made to test everybody in the 1,000 strong workforce.

A spokesman for the site said earlier this week: “Following the confirmation on 16 August of four positive COVID-19 cases at our site in Coupar Angus, we have decided to temporarily suspend operations and pause production on 17 August, which we believe is the responsible action to take. Our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of all colleagues, and we will be reviewing the situation closely in partnership with the relevant regional and national Scottish COVID-19 taskforces before we restart production. The facility had previously operated for six months without a single positive COVID-19 case recorded.”

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