Almost 900 workers test positive for coronavirus at one Tyson meat plant

As per the latest updates from the sources,

Almost 900 workers test positive for coronavirus at one Tyson meat plant
Almost 900 workers test positive for coronavirus at one Tyson meat plant


Well this can’t be good for the food supply chain:
    NY POST – Nearly 900 workers at an Indiana Tyson Foods pork processing plant have tested positive for the coronavirus, a report said.

    The meat processing facility in Logansport is one of several Tyson plants across the country that have voluntarily closed due to virus outbreaks.

    County officials have been working with Tyson, the largest US meat supplier, to develop a reopening plan, according to WISH-TV.

    The plan gained steam after President Trump on Tuesday invoked the Defense Production Act to mandate meat plants stay open during the pandemic, the report said.

    The Logansport plant employs 2,200 people — 890, or 40 percent of which, have tested positive for the illness.

    “We were in good shape for a couple weeks and then just within the couple weeks it kind of blew up,” Serenity Alter, the health department administrator of Cass County, where the Tyson plant is, told the network.

Wow. Coronavirus must’ve spread like wildfire in that plant. Time to break out the hazmat suits.

Seriously though, this could put a crimp in Trump’s order to keep all meat plants open. I mean you can’t just force them to remain open when 40 percent of the workforce has to be quarantined for two weeks. And, according to the Post, Tyson has also temporarily closed 4 other plants “while it completes cleaning of the facilities and workers there undergo screening.”

Seems like the food chain might not be as great as Trump made it sound earlier today…

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