Mass COVID-19 testing in meat plants shows town in western Brazil with more than 1,000 cases

Mass coronavirus testing ay JBS and BRF plants in Brazil’s Centre West shows huge outbreak.
calendar icon 6 July 2020
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Data from the companies shows that JBS has tested 4,134 employees, with 2,518 people testing negative and 541 results pending. JBS employs around 4,300 people in Dourados, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in Mato Grosso do Sul.

JBS reported that 20 employees were placed on leave at Dourados after testing positive and are being monitored until they recover from coronavirus. It said it adopts a strict health protocol and abides with federal guidelines for operating slaughterhouses during the health crisis.

BRF says it is voluntarily testing workers at all of its plants, but has not discussed or disclosed the results.

Both companies refused to disclose the impact the outbreaks have had on production to Reuters.

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Data from the companies shows that JBS has tested 4,134 employees, with 2,518 people testing negative and 541 results pending. JBS employs around 4,300 people in Dourados, which is the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in Mato Grosso do Sul.

JBS reported that 20 employees were placed on leave at Dourados after testing positive and are being monitored until they recover from coronavirus. It said it adopts a strict health protocol and abides with federal guidelines for operating slaughterhouses during the health crisis.

BRF says it is voluntarily testing workers at all of its plants, but has not discussed or disclosed the results.

Both companies refused to disclose the impact the outbreaks have had on production to Reuters.

Read more about this story here.

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