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German Meat Plant Ordered Shut After Coronavirus Outbreak

  • More than 700 workers at Toennies facility test positive
  • Poor safety record cited for spate of cases at meat plants
Trucks stand at the Toennies GmbH meat plant near Guetersloh, Germany, on June 17.

Trucks stand at the Toennies GmbH meat plant near Guetersloh, Germany, on June 17.

Photographer: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

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A German meatpacking plant was ordered to shut after hundreds of workers became infected by the coronavirus, adding to a string of outbreaks at slaughterhouses across Europe.