22nd Oct, 2020

Outbreak latest - number of Coronavirus cases at farm near Malvern is up to 134

THE NUMBER of Coronavirus cases at the farm near Malvern where there was a Covid-19 outbreak is now up to 134.

It follows testing of those working at AS Green and Co which has been quarantined to stem the spread of the virus.

The quarantine measures were put in place by Herefordshire County Council which has been working with Public Health England (PHE) since the cases were revealed.

Regular testing is continuing.

Workers have been asked to stay on site and self-isolate to prevent any risk of spreading the virus within the workforce and into the wider community.

A Herefordshire County Council spokesperson said: “We continue to arrange food and essential supplies to the farm and its workers during the ongoing period of isolation.

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

“These workers are able to return to work or leave the farm.”

They said they were aware local residents were concerned, but the risk to the general public remained 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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