Poultry factory in Perthshire forced to close after workers test positive for coronavirus

Thursday, August 20, 2020

A Perth and Kinross food factory has been shut down after four of its workers tested positive for Covid-19.

The management of the poultry plant, which employs around 1.000 people, on Monday took the decision to close the plant temporarily.

A Perthshire chicken factory at the heart of a coronavirus probe has had to shut down to take the number of confirmed cases to four.

NHS Tayside said there are two linked incidents in the community and arrangements would be made to examine other staff.

A spokesperson from 2 Sisters said: "Following the confirmation on August 16 of four positive Covid-19 cases at our site in Coupar Angus, we have decided to temporarily suspend operations and pause production on August 17th, which we believe is the responsible action to take.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: "Where clusters of cases develop we must find them and act quickly to prevent further spread.