O’Brien Fine Foods in Kildare has confirmed that 80 of its employees have tested positive for Covid-19.
All operations in the factory have been suspended as a result.
Recently, an employee presented with Covid-19 symptoms, he was initiated a test and on the 30th of July he tested positive.
Following this, all of the factory’s employees were tested as a result.
Of the 243 employees that were tested, 80 tested positive.
The majority of these employees were asymptomatic.
Contract tracing is now underway.