Why meat processing factories have become coronavirus hotspots
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Germany’s R-number shot to its highest level for weeks after more than 1300 abattoir employees tested positive for the virus. In the UK, three outbreaks have been confirmed in meat processing factories, sparking concerns that not enough is being done to protect low-paid workers. The Telegraph’s Global Health Security Correspondent, Anne Gulland joins Theodora Louloudis to discuss why the plants are the ideal incubator for the virus, and what the ensuing local lockdowns tell us about what life might look like once the hospitality industry opens up further.

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