Meat processing plants in Brazil has contributed to the spread COVID-19 in at least three different places throughout the country. This writes the newspaper The Guardian.
According to the Brazilian Confederation of agriculture and livestock, beef production brings about $26 billion a year, the production of chicken – another $8 billion.
Meat plants in Brazil remained open during a pandemic, employees they work closely with each other.
According to Priscilla Schwartz, attorney office of the Federal Prosecutor’s office, responsible for the oversight of labor zakonodatelstvo, working conditions in slaughterhouses – ideal for the spread of coronavirus.
The Prosecutor’s office found that the nidus of COVID-19 in the centre and South of the country were grouped around the cities where the slaughterhouses and the workers lived.
So, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul as of June 23, a coronavirus was infected 4957 workers from 32 factories the meat industry is one third of the total number of cases in the region.
China, which is the largest trading partner of Brazil, has suspended meat imports from factories owned by the two largest meat companies in the country BRF and JBS in the beginning of this month.
Brazil is in second place in the world for the spread of coronavirus infection. As of today there is ill 1 966 748, 75 366 died and 1 350 098 cured.
Throughout the world, the coronavirus has infected 13 516 656 people, the victims COVID-19 583 450 people, recovered 7 531 380.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.