Hundreds of workers at afood packaging site are to be tested for Covid-19 after 14 staff tested positive. Evesham Vale Growers Limited in Worcestershire is being supported by the council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands after the outbreak.
About 340 workers are employed at the site in Blackminster, which packs and distributes vegetables and salad products. All staff will now be tested and advised to isolate when not in work.
PHE said it had seen a "trend" of outbreaks at large food producers and testing all staff was a "precautionary measure". The firm said a host of preventative measures were in place, including screens, hand washing facilities, extra cleaning and protocols for workers coming and going on the site.
According to bbc.com¸ the outbreak comes after A S Green and Co in neighbouring Herefordshire went into lockdown following an outbreak.