14 FURTHER COVID-19 CASES DETECTED AT CLONES MEAT PLANT

4 September 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

SF TD calls on Government to take control of inspections

The ABP meat plant in Clones confirmed to the Northern Standard on Thursday last that 14 further positive Covid-19 cases had been detected following the screening of all 335 staff at the premises. Two other Clones ABP employees had tested positive during the previous week. Sinn Féin Agriculture Spokesperson Matt Carthy told the Northern Standard yesterday that “urgent clarification” was needed in relation to the further detections at the Clones plant and those at other processing facilities. The Cavan/Monaghan TD called on the Government to take control of inspections and remove the regime of self-regulation which appeared to be operating in factories at present. ABP informed the Northern Standard that the latest tests were carried out after…

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