The large chains of supermarkets supplier Rowans Food in the centre of the new epidemic coronavirus, workers claim


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.


The workers claim that a majot food supplier is at the center of a new epidemic coronavirusCredit: AP

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.

A total of 38 people are said to have fallen ill with the virus at a Rowan Foods factory in Wrexham, North Wales

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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