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Attleborough's Banham Poultry Covid-19 outbreak sees number of infected rise to 75




In the last hour, the number of workers linked to Banham Poultry who have tested positive for Covid-19 has risen to 75 as test results come back .

The latest figures were released by Norfolk County Council along with the numbers of those who have been tested, which stands at 347.

Banham Poultry has been working closely withPublic Health England and Norfolk Public Health and has decided to close part of its site for deep cleaning.

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From tomorrow, all 350 staff who work on the cutting room floor will be required to isolate within their households.

Those who have tested positive will isolate for 10 days and those who test negative will isolate for 14 days.

Those who work outside of the cutting room at the plant will continue working and the factory is to remain open.

In the statement, Norfolk County Council said: "At this stage in the investigation these cases of infection are in staff who work in Banham Poultry and their households. There is no evidence of increased risk to the general public. The risk of infection from food products is very low."



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