Police close Apeldoorn abattoir for breaking Covid-19 rules

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An abattoir owned by meat processing giant Vion in Apeldoorn was closed down by police on Wednesday because workers had been brought to the location crammed into 18 small buses, news website Nu.nl said.

Although abattoir owners had agreed not to do this, it is still happening and this means public safety cannot be guaranteed, the farm ministry told Nu.nl.

According to local broadcaster Omroep Gelderland, no one is being allowed on or off the premises.

Farm minister Carola Schouten had talks with the meat processing sector on Tuesday following the news that around 20% of workers at one Vion slaughterhouse in Groenlo had coronavirus.

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