WALKERS has today confirmed 28 positive coronavirus cases in its factory in Leicester.
The firm, which employs 1,400 people across the site, said it had seen a “steady increase” in cases during June.
Its claimed that its track and trace procedure indicates the transmission of the killer bug was “not in our factory”.
Walkers claims the rise in cases “coincides with the roll-out and uptake of testing” in the city.
A spokesperson said: “We have shared our data and analysis with the health authorities and they support the view that our situation reflects transmission in the community and we do not have a transmission issue on site.
“In light of the recent increase in cases in Leicester, we have been proactively reinforcing the importance of continued vigilance on site.”
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