The 200 quarantined workers at a farm in Herefordshire are being given the “best support”, the county’s director of public health has said.

On Sunday it was confirmed there had been a coronavirus outbreak at vegetable producers AS Green and Co on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border.

So far, 73 workers of "around 200" at Rook Row Farm in Mathon, near Ledbury, have tested positive for coronavirus, with Herefordshire Council delivering food and essential supplies to the isolating employees.

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Supplying brocolli and beans to some of the UK's biggest supermarkets including Asda, Aldi and Tesco, Director of Public Health for Herefordshire Karen Wright told BBC Breakfast there “isn’t any risk around the food” coming from the farm.

She also said her focus is on the outbreak.

Ms Wright said: “The situation on site is that we are supporting the farm owners, who are doing their very best in this difficult situation.

“We’re helping by providing food and other provisions to all of the people on site.

“We’ve had translators on site over the weekend and that will be the same for the coming days, to look after the welfare of individuals and also to keep reinforcing those messages around reducing the spread of the infection.”

Hereford Times: Static caravans at Rook Row Farm in Mathon. Picture: Jacob King/PA WireStatic caravans at Rook Row Farm in Mathon. Picture: Jacob King/PA Wire


She added: “Our main priority is obviously to make sure people are well and that people are looked after and that’s the main thing we need to be doing and that’s our focus, to look after people really well.

“And to provide that reassurance to the local community that we are focused on obviously containing this outbreak within the farm situation.

“These are people’s homes, where they live on the farm, and it’s important that we support people to stay on the farm and look after their health and wellbeing on the site.”