The Carroll’s Cuisine meat plant in Tullamore, Co Offaly, where nine people have tested positive for Covid-19, should close voluntarily, a Minister of State who represents the area has said.
The company on Sunday said it would remain open but is being “constantly vigilant on every possible front” regarding the outbreak.
Minister of State Seán Fleming, a Laois-Offaly TD, said the plant should close while the cluster of cases is handled and that if the company “doesn’t do the right thing” then the State should take action.
“I am calling on them to close, to show solidarity with the local community,” he told RTÉ Radio’s Today with Sarah McInerney show. “I expect that before this day is out that this factory will close. Three out of the four have done the right thing.”
Three other factories in Kildare and Laois have closed following the discovery of clusters of the disease
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