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22 out of 460 workers tested for Covid-19 return positive results in Co Tipperary meat factory

A meat processing factory in Co Tipperary has confirmed that 22 workers and 16 close contacts have tested positive for Covid-19.

A meat processing factory in Co Tipperary has confirmed that 22 workers and 16 close contacts have tested positive for Covid-19.

A spokeswoman for ABP in Cahir said: “ABP has been notified of 22 positive Covid-19 cases at its Cahir processing facility following the screening of 460 staff.

“The tests were carried out after consultation with the HSE and with their full approval and guidance.

“In line with Covid-19 protocols, all close contacts of those impacted are currently self-isolating.

“Testing of close contacts of positive cases at the plant by the HSE has identified an additional 16 cases.

“As a precaution, the site has been operating at a limited capacity since the first positive test on August 14th.

“The company continues to work in close collaboration with the HSE.”

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