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June 15, 2021

Princes plants in Mauritius pause operations amid Covid cases

The UK-based canned-food group says there are “no immediate supply concerns”.

UK-based canned-food supplier Princes has seen two of its sites in Mauritius stop operations due to Covid-19 cases among staff.

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Some 65 employees have been diagnosed with the virus.

A spokesperson for the privately-owned group’s Princes Tuna Mauritius unit said the country’s government has closed one site, with another feeling the impact of a shortage of staff.

“Our Marine Road site was temporarily closed last week by the Ministry of Health and our Riche Terre site is not currently operating due to the shortage of available workers. We remain in close contact with the MOH in relation to our sites and hostels and to testing plans,” the spokesperson said.

“We can confirm that 65 of our colleagues have recently tested positive for coronavirus and are relieved that none of them are reporting any severe symptoms.

“Throughout the pandemic, we have rigorously implemented sanitary measures and adapted our work environment in line with relevant guidance to minimise the chances of infection within our factories. We have also taken steps to ensure we have adequate supply of PPE for our colleagues.

“At both our factories and hostels we have regularly and clearly communicated appropriate behaviours to reduce the risk of transmission and will continue to do so.”

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