25th Oct, 2020

Covid-19 cases up to 120 at farm near Malvern after last week's outbreak

THE NUMBER of of Covid-19 at the farm near Malvern has now increased to 120.

Herefordshire Council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands are continuing to work with owners AS Green and Co to contain the outbreak and testing is continuing with further cases possible.

The authority said workers had been asked to remain on-site and self-isolate to reduce risk of spread within the workforce and into the wider community.

Food and essential supplies are being sent to the farm and its during the ongoing quarantine.

Two further workers who tested negative have left the farm and are being contacted by their employment agency to ensure they are self-isolating.

Three others who left the farm previously have all confirmed with their employment agency that they are self-isolating.

A number of workers have completed their period of self-isolation and will be able to resume their daily activities.

These workers will be able to return to work or leave the farm.

A Hereford Council spokesperson said: “We are aware that local residents are concerned, but the risk to the general public remains low.

“We would like to remind people to wash your hands regularly, keep your distance, and use a face covering to help protect yourself and others. If you develop a fever, persistent dry cough, or have a loss or change in your sense of taste or smell, please call 119 to arrange a test.”

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