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Not just a U.S. problem. Meat-packing plant in Germany shuts too

Building with sign WestFleish

PortandTerminal.com, May 8, 2020 After COVID-19 infections at two slaughterhouses, two German states will test all meat-processing workers. ESSEN, GERMANY – German media is reporting that a meat-processing plant in western Germany that has experienced an outbreak of novel coronavirus among its workers is being shut down. The Westfleish plant in Coesfeld, located near the Dutch border, had recorded 129 people infected …

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German, US companies sign deal to develop vaccine

Close up of a lab technician holding a trial with plastic vials of drugs

PortandTerminal.com, March 18, 2020 Germany’s BioNTech is to use its drug development platform alongside Pfizer to find a vaccine for COVID-19. It comes after Donald Trump reportedly tried to entice a German lab to develop a vaccine exclusively for the US. NEW YORK / MAINZ, GERMANY – US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech will immediately start work together on a …

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Coronavirus: Up to 70% of Germany could become infected – Merkel

Angela Merkel on left sitting at podium beside two other German politicians

PortandTerminal.com, March 11, 2020 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that up to 70% of the country’s population – some 58 million people – could contract the coronavirus. Germany is the EU’s largest economy and a critical component to the global supply chain. BERLIN, GERMANY – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a stark warning to her people advising them …

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