GERMANY, Sögel. Corona infections have been detected in 23 employees at the Tönnies meat plant in Sögel. As a result, 150 employees are in quarantine. The plant's capacity had already been curtailed anyway.
The Tönnies slaughterhouse Weidemark in Sögel has recorded just under two dozen Corona cases. According to the company, these had been discovered in around 6000 tests among its 1800 employees. According to the district of Emsland, the cutting department is particularly affected. 150 employees are in quarantine.
Last fall, the plant was closed for three weeks after a Corona outbreak. That is considered one of the causes of the subsequent pig congestion in Germany. This has since been alleviated. Currently, slaughter pigs are even in short supply. According to Tönnies, only 60,000 pigs per week are currently being slaughtered in Sögel, about 30% less than usual (nis/dl).