Coronavirus UK updates: Outbreak at chicken factory

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Coronavirus UK updates: Outbreak at chicken factory
Coronavirus UK updates: Outbreak at chicken factory

A chicken factory has been forced to shut after a cluster of workers were diagnosed with Covid-19.

The outbreak at the 2 Sisters factory in Coupar Angus, Perth and Kinross, was discovered yesterday after four members of staff tested positive for the virus.

Another two are awaiting test results and several cases in the community are believed to be linked to the factory.

Arrangements are being made for more employees to be tested, and close contacts to those who have tested positive are being advised to self-isolate.

Nicola Sturgeon told a briefing that an updated testing strategy would be published, setting out the Scottish government’s new priorities for handling coronavirus.

While the top priority is still the testing of those with symptoms of Covid-19,she said the secondary priority would be to test those who had been in contact with people found to be carrying the virus.

People working in high-risk environments such as care homes, the first minister said, were the third priority.

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