An employee was hospitalized. All seasonal workers and operations managers are confined to the site and separated according to whether they are positive or negative for Covid-19.

Some 480 employees of a German farm in Mamming, Lower Bavaria (Germany), have been placed in quarantine after a very large number of positive Covid-19 cases, local authorities announced on Sunday July 26.

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Since Friday, 174 seasonal workers – mostly from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine – have tested positive at this Bavarian farm where they collect cucumbers, the Cucumber harvester said at a press conference. administrator of the district of Dingolfing-Landau, Werner Bumeder.

All the seasonal workers and those responsible for this operation in Mamming (Germany) are confined to the site and separated according to whether they are positive or negative for Covid-19.
All the seasonal workers and those responsible for this operation in Mamming (Germany) are confined to the site and separated according to whether they are positive or negative for Covid-19. (CHRISTOF STACHE / AFP)

All seasonal workers and those in charge of operations are confined to the site and separated according to whether they are positive or negative for Covid-19, said the same source, adding that an employee has been hospitalized. Bavarian Health Minister Melanie Huml said authorities were taking “very seriously” the situation and planned to organize test campaigns in other farms in the region.

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Residents of Mamming commune, where this new active outbreak was detected, will be able to get tested for free, she added, insisting that this was especially important for those planning to go on vacation.

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