More than 600 new cases of coronavirus emerge at German slaughterhouse

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Deutsche Welle reports more than 600 people at a slaughterhouse located in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany, have tested positive for coronavirus. The slaughterhouse is run by the Tonnies Group, the leading meat processing company in Germany.

Local authorities have called for the plant to shut down and for the suspension of school and preschool activities in the area until June 29. Roughly 7,000 people in the region have been asked to quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus.

The conditions inside slaughterhouse worker dormitories may have exacerbated the spread of the virus. The Guardian quotes a migrant worker as saying that up to five people would live in the same room and that a dorm they lived in had mice and cockroaches.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Location of coronavirus outbreak in Germany
2. People affected by the new lockdown regulations near the outbreak
3. Representation of cramped dormitories of migrant workers in Germany working at slaughterhouses

VOICEOVER (in English):
"Deutsche Welle reports over 600 people at a slaughterhouse located in Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Germany, have tested positive for coronavirus. The slaughterhouse is run by the Tonnies Group, the leading meat processing company in Germany."

"Local authorities have called for the plant to shut down and for the suspension of school and preschool activities in the area until June 29. Roughly 7,000 people in the region have been asked to quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus."

"The conditions inside slaughterhouse worker dormitories may have exacerbated the spread of the virus. The Guardian quotes a migrant worker as saying that up to five people would live in the same room and that a dorm they lived in had mice and cockroaches."

SOURCES:
Deutsche Welle, The Guardian
https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-over-600-people-test-positive-at-german-slaughterhouse/a-53846038
https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-modern-slavery-at-the-heart-of-german-slaughterhouse-outbreak/a-53396228
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/22/exploitative-conditions-germany-to-reform-meat-industry-after-spate-of-covid-19-cases