Testing slaughterhouse Helmond because of coronavirus


The GGD will test NVWA veterinarians and their assistants from the Quality Inspection Animal Sector who work in a pig slaughterhouse in Helmond for the coronavirus. Two inspectors working in Helmond and a vet from the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) tested positive for Covid-19.

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) confirms this to the ANP after reports from RTL Nieuws. An NVWA spokesperson reported that about fifty people are being tested. The GGD later decides whether other people who work in the slaughterhouse in Helmond should also be tested.

In a slaughterhouse in Groenlo, 600 employees were quarantined at home for two weeks. The Safety Region of North and East Gelderland decided to do this after consultation with the GGD. The GGD had previously announced that 45 employees had tested positive for corona. Home quarantine should prevent the coronavirus from spreading further.

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