Tyson closes plant linked to coronavirus outbreak

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(WSYR-TV) — Tyson announced that it is suspending operations at a large pork processing plant after the plant was linked to a growing coronavirus outbreak.

The company had been keeping the plant open over the objections of local officials, warning that the closure would be a blow to hog farmers and disrupt the nation’s pork supply.

The Iowa plant employs nearly 3,000 workers and represents nearly 4 percent of America’s pork processing capacity.


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