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One of the UKs largest chicken factory has a ‘cluster’ of coronavirus cases

by LLB Reporter
17th Jun 20 3:17 pm

Staff at a chicken factory in North Wales are self-isolating following an outbreak of coronavirus at one of the UKs largest food producers.

The 2 Sisters chicken processing plant in Llangefni, North Wales has seen a new “cluster” of cases and the outbreak is being treated as a “priority.”

The company produces food for brands such as Marks & Spencer, Fox’s biscuits and KFC are a few of the company’s clients.

The factory which produces a third of all poultry products daily across the UK have provided staff with protective visors in production areas.

A spokesman for 2 Sisters factory said, “As a responsible business our key priority is to continue to provide the safest possible workplace and support all colleagues at Llangefni, as we have been doing successfully for three months without one single positive case reported at the site.”

The factory said that they have “redoubled” up on efforts to protect all of their staff.

The spokesman added, “We have now introduced thermal temperature checks on entry and employed marshals to ensure social distancing is maintained in high traffic areas.”

Isle of Anglesey County Council said in a statement, “The North Wales Regional Test, Trace, Protect team is responding to the cluster of coronavirus cases at the 2 Sisters plant in Llangefni as a priority, and supporting the workplace.”

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