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More than 300 USDA meat inspectors sidelined by coronavirus


An American flag flies outside a Tyson meatpacking plant in Virginia.

More than 300 federal meatpacking inspectors are either sick from coronavirus or in self-quarantine after exposure to the virus.

As of Tuesday, 197 inspectors from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) had tested positive for the virus, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Another 120 employees are under quarantine. A union reported three inspectors have died from the virus.


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