Cases escalate at Scunthorpe food factory
At least 50 coronavirus cases are now being linked to the Karro food factory in Scunthorpe, after employees raised concerns about lack of precautions being taken at the site.
Speaking earlier this month, a spokesperson for Karro’s parent company CapVest Partners LLP said:
“Karro has always, and will continue to, follow government advice and guidelines which do everything possible to protect its people, including allowing its employees to choose to wear face coverings if it is deemed safe to do so.
“Those who have tested positive for Covid-19 and those identified as working near to a colleague or having extended close contact have been sent home to self-isolate for the required time as a precaution and preventative measure.
“A mobile testing unit is now on site and all employees can be tested for Covid-19. All close contacts with confirmed cases will be contacted by NHS test and trace and anyone displaying symptoms will self-isolate and book a test.”
The company says it is working with Public Health England to manage the situation.
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