Coronavirus: Germany outbreak sparks fresh local lockdown
German authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia are bringing back lockdown measures after a coronavirus outbreak linked to a meatpacking plant.
More than 1,500 employees of the Tönnies plant have tested positive.
State premier Armin Laschet said the "preventative measures" in Gütersloh district, home to about 360,000 people, would last until 30 June.
It is the first such move since Germany began lifting its lockdown. It has been praised for its response to the crisis...
There will also be a mandatory quarantine for all employees of the affected plant. Extra police will be deployed to enforce the measures, accompanied by translators to speak to migrant workers.
Authorities have put up metal fencing and are distributing food to more than 7,000 employees.
All operations at the site were suspended last Wednesday. A spokesman for the Tönnies Group apologised for the outbreak...