In Austria, a total of twelve employees in several meat processing companies tested positive for the corona virus. This was confirmed by the crisis team of the federal state of Upper Austria to the APA news agency after the Kronen Zeitung reported.
According to this, seven infectious diseases were recorded in a slaughterhouse in the Ried im Innkreis district, and further employees were to be tested over the weekend. At a company in the district of Wels-Land, three people had tested positive, and further tests were still ongoing. According to this, two infected people were registered in the Braunau district, the search for contact persons is still ongoing. The districts of Braunau and Ried border on Germany.
According to the newspaper, the health authorities are not expecting new sources of infection. Company closings are also not planned for the time being.
At the German meat processor Tönnies in North Rhine-Westphalia, more than 1,400 employees tested positive in June. The incident sparked a big debate about the working and living conditions of workers in the meat processing industry.