At least 24 COVID cases confirmed in Manitoba poultry plant

WINNIPEG — At least 24 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in a poultry plant in southern Manitoba, according to the union representing workers at the plant.

On Tuesday evening, the union representing workers at the Exceldor poultry plant in Blumenort, confirmed at least 24 people in the plant had tested positive for COVID-19.

The plant was previously known as Granny’s Poultry.

“We can confirm that there are at least 24 cases inside the plant as of the last update we received earlier today,” Jeff Traeger, president of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 832, told CTV News in a statement.

Traeger said both Workplace Health and Safety, along with Public Health have been to the plant and, as of Tuesday night, say there is no workplace transmission.

“Exceldor had previously done many things on behalf of safety for the workers in the plant, but we are continuing to work closely with them to ensure our members’ safety is the top priority.”

CTV News has reached out to Exceldor for more information.

This is a developing story. More to come.

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