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UK Slaughterhouse Hit With Coronavirus Outbreak

by | June 18, 2020

A slaughterhouse in North Wales has been hit with new COVID-19 cases, with workers saying they are scared to go to work.

The 2 Sisters abattoir in Llangefni, Anglesey, has seen cases quadruple over the last week, with at least 12 people confirmed as having tested positive for the virus.

More than 100 workers from the facility are reported to be self-isolating, with many others also choosing not to go to work.

“Dropping Like Flies”

“We are scared here, of course we are scared,” said an employee at the slaughterhouse.

“It is a frightening situation when the people you are working with are dropping like flies. We have families to think about. We don’t feel safe.”

The 2 Sisters abattoir — which employs approximately 560 people — supplies chicken to major UK supermarkets and KFC.

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Despite the outbreak, the slaughterhouse has remained open.

“Our key priority now is to continue to provide the safest possible working environment and support all our colleagues,” said a company spokesperson, “as we have been doing for more than two months without one single case.”

“As a company policy we will confirm cases but will not provide running commentaries nor disclose employee data.”

The UK death toll for COVID-19 counts at least 42,288 people, making it one of the worst affected countries in the world.

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