Authorities in north Rhine-Westphalia have chosen to close the Gütersloh area down after an outbreak in a slaughterhouse factory Tönnies.
It makes the fear of a second wave in the country, writes the German news agency dpa.
the Announcement comes after the German federal minister for labour and social aspects, Hubertus Heil, has stated that 'the whole region has been taken hostage'.
a total Of 1500 employees on a Tönnies-slaughterhouse in the town of Gütersloh in north Rhine-Westphalia tested positive with corona, and why has the land been forced to close schools and kindergartens, while the whole of Germany hold the breath for a potential second wave.
The German smittetal (kontakttal, red.) exploded namely over the weekend to 2,88, which is mainly due to the smitteudbruddet at the local slaughterhouse from Germany's largest chain.
Just the chain Tönnies is now accused of the country's health authorities for not having complied with the rules on hygiene and distance. In the weekend, kept Clemens Tönnies, the firm's top owner, a press conference, where he lamented the situation. He takes 'full responsibility but refuses to resign', said the rigmanden.
Hurbertus Heil has stressed that he has 'exactly zero percent' confidence to the family-run business, where working conditions for the bulgarians and romanians, who have become infected, be construed as deeply dubious.
Clement Tönnies refuses categorically to let the authorities see østeuropæernes employment contracts. Smitteudbruddet can now close the entire region again.
- It can not be ruled out just now, says the state's supreme leader Armin Laschet, to the british The Guardian.
- We have closed schools and kindergartens. We will examine whether there is a need for more action in the coming days, she explains.
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All Tönnies-slaughterhouses in Germany, in addition to the in Gütersloh to the south of Bremen, is now closed down, while the company's good 7000 slagterimedarbejdere are put in quarantine in houses, where the Red Cross keeps a watchful eye with them.
the News about the many people in the land of north Rhine-Westphalia comes after the authorities had just opened shops, schools and other samfundsinstitutter again.
Why has the outbreak of Tönnies-the slaughterhouse also created tremendous resentment among the state's approximately 18 million inhabitants.
- I understand why people are angry, say Hurbertus Heil.
the Authorities are working now to limit the infection by, among other things, to test all the family members of the employees at the slaughterhouse in Gütersloh.
In total, Germany has confirmed button 190.000 cases of infection. 8882 people have died after they were infected with the coronavirus.
See also: 657 employees at the slaughterhouse infected in Germany