UK – Herefordshire farm’s Covid-19 outbreak ‘successfully contained’


A Covid-19 outbreak among farm workers in Herefordshire has been successfully contained with no more cases, or spread to the wider community, officials say.

Up to 134 crop pickers at AS Green and Co in Mathon tested positive, causing Herefordshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) to step in last month.

It was the first large outbreak in an agricultural setting with workers living on site, PHE said.

The majority are able to return to work and daily life, a spokesperson said.

Katie Spence, PHE Midlands Health Protection Director, said it was a “significant” outbreak but a “swift response” by AS Green prevented transmission into the community. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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