District Administrator offers citizens free corona tests

After a corona infection on a large farm in Mamming in Lower Bavaria, almost 500 people are quarantined and are no longer allowed to leave the company. The site was closed off with a construction fence. A security service monitors the ban on going out. The harvest must not continue for now. Community citizens can now be tested free of charge.

500 people are quarantined in the yard

The company is a large vegetable farm that grows strawberries, pickles, cabbage and beetroot. The harvest workers come from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the Ukraine. According to Bummer’s words, the company had not fully implemented the agreed hygiene concept. The harvest helpers are housed in containers, three per container.

A total of 174 harvest helpers were tested positive for the corona pathogen Sars-Cov2 during the screening, as the Dingolfing-Landau district office announced. Harvest helpers as well as the farmer and family as well as the permanent employees are not allowed to leave the area, the food is delivered. “To avoid further spread, we unfortunately have to take this step to protect the population,” said District Administrator Werner Bumeder.

A harvest worker is treated in the hospital

The first infections were identified on Friday after seven harvest helpers with mild symptoms reported to management. That was the reason for the series test. One of the infected harvest helpers is ill and is being treated in hospital.

“We offer all Mammingen citizens free tests,” promised the district administrator. The CSU politician appealed to the citizens to remain calm: “According to our information, it is a closed group of people.” In the yard, infected and uninfected employees were separated.