June 10, 2020 / 2:35 PM / a month ago

Brazil's BRF closes Rio Verde meat plant as it tests workforce for coronavirus

SAO PAULO, June 10 (Reuters) - Brazil’s largest chicken processor BRF SA has closed its Rio Verde plant in Goias state since last Friday as it tests the workforce for coronavirus, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

The company employs 8,600 people directly and indirectly at the Rio Verde plant, its biggest in the country. (Reporting by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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