Court orders JBS pork plant in Brazil shut for 14 days amid coronavirus fears

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A Brazilian judge has suspended activities at a pork plant owned by meat packer JBS SA in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul for 14 days, according to a copy of the decision seen Friday night.

As part of the decision, employees in high-risk groups are to be removed immediately and doctors will be given access to medical records at the plant. The judge also requested that JBS test the workers using protocols established by the Health Ministry.

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