Major COVID-19 outbreak at an Olymel meat processing facility in the Beauce region of Canada

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Workers at an Olymel meat-packing plant in the Beauce region are being tested for COVID-19, after a weekend outbreak infected dozens of employees.

The union representing the facility’s 1,200 employees said 80 people have tested positive so far.

“People are still working, but they’re worried. There are some who are still waiting for test results,” said Martin Maurice, president of the Syndicat des travailleurs d’Olymel Vallée-Jonction.

A 65-year-old worker, who tested positive for COVID-19, died on Tuesday


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** This post was originally published on October 25, 2020 **