Heerts also wants the missing data of five employees to be available quickly, he reports. Because contact details are missing or incorrect, the GGD is unable to properly conduct a source and contact survey among the infected persons. Furthermore, Vion must show which employees work at other locations in the region. Heerts further asks Vion and the employment agencies ‘urgently’ to arrange housing of the employees ‘in a humane way’, so that they can quarantine safely.
On Sunday it was announced that 147 of the 657 employees in the Groenlo company were infected with the corona virus. The majority of infections (79) have been found among employees who live in Germany, the other 68 infected employees live in the Netherlands. Vion is shocked by the large number of infections in Groenlo. “The health and safety of all our employees are priority number 1. The shock is because this is the first time that a group of people who have no health complaints have been tested. And then 147 people from this group turn out to have the virus without complaints ”, says Ronald Lotgerink, CEO Vion Food Group.
Heerts calls the number of infections “very worrying.” He announces random checks. “I would like to ask other large slaughterhouses in our safety region to also prepare for preventive random testing of the GGD. They must have their administration in order for this. ”
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