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Germany: Court lifts NRW Guetersloh lockdown imposed after slaughterhouse coronavirus outbreak03:30

Germany: Court lifts NRW Guetersloh lockdown imposed after slaughterhouse coronavirus outbreak

Germany, Rheda-Wiedenbruck
July 8, 2020 at 01:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

A court ruled to lift the lockdown imposed in North Rhine-Westphalia's Guetersloh district where the coronavirus outbreak hit a slaughterhouse in June, Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Tuesday.

The North Rhine-Westphalian Higher Administrative Court declared that the state's measures to stop the spread of the virus in the district were disproportionate.

In mid-June, an outbreak was declared at the meat processing factory Toennes in Rheda-Wiedenbruck with over 1,500 people testing positive for COVID-19.

The outbreak prompted the local government to close all public institutions and impose a lockdown on two districts Warendorf and Guetersloh which was eventually lifted.

Germany: Court lifts NRW Guetersloh lockdown imposed after slaughterhouse coronavirus outbreak03:30
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A court ruled to lift the lockdown imposed in North Rhine-Westphalia's Guetersloh district where the coronavirus outbreak hit a slaughterhouse in June, Rheda-Wiedenbruck, Tuesday.

The North Rhine-Westphalian Higher Administrative Court declared that the state's measures to stop the spread of the virus in the district were disproportionate.

In mid-June, an outbreak was declared at the meat processing factory Toennes in Rheda-Wiedenbruck with over 1,500 people testing positive for COVID-19.

The outbreak prompted the local government to close all public institutions and impose a lockdown on two districts Warendorf and Guetersloh which was eventually lifted.

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