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Fyffes Coventry

UK’s biggest banana supplier sees 10 staff test positive for Covid-19

Some 200 members of staff at banana supplier Fyffes are to be tested for coronavirus after an outbreak among 10 workers. All staff at Fyffes' distribution centre in Coventry will be tested as a precaution. Fyffes said the safety of workers was their "number one priority".

Liz Gaulton, from Public Health at the city council, said measures put in place by the business mean they are ‘happy’ for business to continue. Ms Gaulton: "Fyffes have been open and cooperative with us and have followed our advice and guidance in how to deal with this unfortunate situation. We have advised that all 186-staff at the centre are tested as a precaution and the measures that have been implemented mean we are happy for the business to continue to open as normal at this time."

A spokesman for Fyffes said: "The safety of all our workers is our number one priority and a number of actions to tackle this outbreak have been agreed and are currently being implemented."


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