COVID-19 outbreak declared at frozen fruit plant in Abbotsford


VANCOUVER —
5 staff at a frozen fruit processing plant within the Fraser Valley have examined constructive for COVID-19, Fraser Well being introduced Friday.

In a information launch, the well being authority stated it has declared an outbreak of the coronavirus on the Nature’s Contact plant in Abbotsford.

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Fraser Well being officers are actually working to hint the shut contacts of the 5 staff who’ve examined constructive, the well being authority stated.

Nature’s Contact has voluntarily closed the power till Monday, Fraser Well being stated, including that it has inspected the positioning and is working with the corporate to make sure the protection of all staff on the facility.

The Nature’s Contact plant is the second produce-processing facility within the area to file an outbreak of COVID-19. Final week, well being officers introduced an outbreak on the Oppenheimer Group fruit and vegetable processing plant in Coquitlam.

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Well being officers didn’t point out the brand new outbreak of their day by day replace on COVID-19 within the province Friday afternoon, saying solely that they had been persevering with to offer help for group outbreaks at Oppenheimer Group, two federal prisons, and at poultry processing crops, together with Superior Poultry in Coquitlam.

As of Friday, there have been additionally 14 long-term care or assisted-living services and two hospital acute-care models with energetic outbreaks of COVID-19 within the province.

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