Germany puts Guetersloh in lockdown after virus outbreak at meatpacking plant

This content was published on June 23, 2020 - 10:10

BERLIN (Reuters) - The premier of the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Tuesday he was putting the Guetersloh area into lockdown until June 30 after a coronavirus outbreak at a meatpacking plant there.

"We're reintroducing contact restrictions, as in March," Armin Laschet told a news conference. "It is a preventative measure."

(Reporting by Paul Carrel; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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