A FOOD supplier to all major supermarkets has been at the center of a new epidemic coronavirus, the workers claim.
In total, 38 people were tested positive for the virus at Rowan Foods, which makes ready meals for Tesco, sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Morrisons and Asda.
A source at the establishment of applications, the number of positive tests has tripled in ten days and about 200 of the 1 500 employees are self-isolation at home.
The staff of the factory in Wrexham, North Wales, released in April on concerns about working conditions, but to say that the fears about a lack of social distancing have not been addressed.
One told The Sun: “Last week, a man received a message to say that it has been positive, while on a work shift in the factory.
“He had to work for more than two days with the virus. There is no social distancing at all, everyone is very worried.
“I have a young family at home, and I’m scared to go to work. I don’t want to die just because I went to work.”
Wrexham Maelor Hospital, in the vicinity of the Rowan Foods factory, has seen a spike in cases in recent days.
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Oscar Mayer, which owns Rowan Foods, said: “The site has 38 staff who is absent due to testing positive for Covid-19, it is through our direct and agency workforce to a total of 1 500.
“We are very grateful that none of our colleagues are seriously ill or hospitalized from this virus. We have encouraged all staff members to stay home if they have a potential COVID 19 symptoms, however mild the symptoms may be.
“While we are seeing a number of cases on the website, of Public Health Wales to support our point of view, there is no evidence to suggest that there is a spread of the virus to the interior of the site. ”
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