2 Covid-19 cases confirmed at ABP Clones

ABP has confirmed two cases of Covid-19 among its workforce at its plant in Clones, Co. Monaghan.

The beef processor said that it is in the process of testing all staff members at its Clones processing facility, which it said is a “precautionary measure” that will be carried out by a private company in conjunction with the Health Service Executive (HSE).

ABP had been notified of a positive case among one staff member and, following HSE testing of that workers’ close contacts, the business was notified of a second case.

The factory at Clones remains open, an ABP statement said. The processor said that it would “continue to take direction from both the HSE and HSA [Health and Safety Authority] in relation to the matter”.

Cahir

Last Thursday (August 20) ABP confirmed that eight cases of Covid-19 had been discovered at its facility in Cahir, Co. Tipperary.

That followed testing of the close contacts of a worker who had tested positive for the virus earlier in the week.

An ABP statement last Thursday said: “ABP will now begin testing all staff members at its Cahir facility. The testing will be carried out by a private company in conjunction with the HSE to alleviate the pressure on local Covid-19 testing at this time.

“The health and safety of staff, suppliers, customers and the local community is of paramount importance. The company will continue to work proactively and take direction from both the HSE and HSA,” the statement added.