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Over 15% of Bulgarian workers in Tönnies slaughterhouse have Covid-19

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103 Bulgarian workers at the Tönnies slaughterhouse in North Rhine-Westphalia have been infected with Covid-19. Two of them are in hospital. According to the Consul General of Bulgaria in Frankfurt, Antoaneta Baicheva, all 590 Bulgarians working for the largest German slaughterhouse have been tested.

Bulgarians are less than 10% of workers there, as there are larger groups of Romanian and Polish workers. Only 11 Bulgarian workers at the Geestland slaughterhouse in Wildeshausen, Lower Saxony, where about 700 Bulgarians work, tested positive for coronavirus. However, new tests will be conducted among staff at Geestland, Baicheva added.

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