Labour courts close another JBS plant in Brazil

A Brazilian labour court ordered the closure of a JBS poultry plant on 12 June to test plant workers for the novel coronavirus.

15 June 2020, at 9:04am

Reuters reports that the plant is located in the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The plant will remain closed for 14 days while the company’s workforce is tested for COVID-19.

The court upheld an injunction sought by state health authorities ordering all workers to immediately leave the plant located in Trindade do Sul so that they can be in isolation for two weeks and be tested at the company's expense. JBS did not have any immediate comment on the court order.

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