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72 workers test positive for coronavirus at dessert factory

Written by on 17/08/2020

More than 70 people have tested positive for coronavirus at a dessert factory in Nottinghamshire.

The outbreak was reported at Bakkavor in Newark, which describes itself as “the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK”.

The positive cases came after 701 workers were tested for the virus.

All 1,600 employees will now receive coronavirus tests.

Jonathan Gribbin, director of public health at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Bakkavor have been very co-operative and we hope that the testing of their employees will allow us to find out more about where people are acquiring the infection.

 Sky News

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