A German state requires meat employees to test the virus at least twice a week

The government of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, where a large-scale aggregate infection of a meat joint plant occurred, asked employees of meat companies in the state to undergo new coronavirus testing at least twice a week.

    The North Rhine-Westphalia Ministry of Health said in a statement that starting July 1, meat company employees with more than 100 employees, whether direct employees or labor personnel dispatched by third parties, must do at least two jobs per week Secondary virus detection.

    The Tennessee Meat Joint Plant in Gütersloh County, this state, had a new colonial infection this month, with more than 1,550 people diagnosed with the infection. After the incident, Gütersloh County and the neighboring Wallendorf County “closed the city”.

    There have been many cases of collective infections in meat companies in Germany. In May, a meat company in North Rhine-Westphalia and another state had cluster infections, and more than 200 people and more than 100 people were diagnosed. After a large-scale infection at the Tennessee Meat Joint Plant, two joint meat factories in Lower Saxony again experienced aggregate infections.

    According to data released by the German Koch Institute for Disease Control and Prevention on the 28th, 256 new cases were added to Germany in the past 24 hours, with a total of 193,499 cases and 8,957 deaths.

    Bavaria, Germany, announced the same day that it will provide virus testing services to all residents of the state as soon as possible, and those with symptoms will be given priority in testing. The German News Agency reported that meat company employees are also the focus of testing in Bavaria to prevent the recurrence of large-scale infections at the Tennis Meat Complex.

    In the first round of comprehensive virus testing of employees of meat companies in Bavaria, 110 of the 51 slaughterhouse employees were positive. Another 33 companies will start testing.

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    20% of Moscows have new antibodies

    Xinhua News Agency The Moscow city government said on Friday local time that one out of five Moscow residents who had been tested for antibodies to the new coronavirus virus tested positive.

    Anastasia Lakova, deputy mayor in charge of guiding the city’s health policy, said in a statement: “Today, 19.9% ​​of Moscow people have antibodies to the new coronavirus.”

    As part of a plan to determine the scale of the city’s epidemic, more than 90,000 Moscow residents were tested for antibodies. Lakova said that about one-third of the people who tested positive for antibodies might have produced antibodies in the past month. Moscow began lifting the blockade measures three weeks ago, on the grounds that after two months of restrictions, the infection rate has dropped significantly. Lakova said: “Basically it can be said that 7% of Moscow people have been immunized in the past month.”

    The report said that Russia reported more than 620,000 cases of new coronavirus infections, the number of cases ranked third in the world, second only to the United States and Brazil. The Russian capital and the largest city, Moscow, are the most severely affected areas in the country.

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