Several buildings hosting employees of Toennies slaughterhouse were quarantined in the German city of Verl, on Sunday, following an outbreak of coronavirus inside the meat processing plant.
Military personnel and health workers from the German Red Cross were seen arriving at the area and entering in hazard suits. Some residents were also spotted outside the apartment buildings, while the entire area has been quarantined.
Earlier on Saturday, medical staff carried out COVID-19 swab tests on employees and their immediate contacts in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, as the total number of people infected hit 1,029.
All 6,500 employees, mainly workers from Eastern Europe, were ordered self-isolation while the factory remains closed.