Coronavirus kills 93 U.S. meatpacking workers, union says

FILE PHOTO: A grocery store worker wears a mask while working in the meat department of a grocery store as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the Brooklyn borough of New York U.S., May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo

(Reuters) – The largest U.S. meatpacking union said on Thursday that 93 meatpacking and food-processing workers have died from COVID-19 and employees continue to face risks from the new coronavirus.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union told reporters on a conference call that over 196 of all its members, who also include grocery store workers, have died.

(Reporting by Tom Polansek, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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