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Thai Union confirms 69 COVID cases at seafood factories

Canned tuna king says output intact as nation faces second pandemic wave

Thai Union has been screening employees for COVID-19 since early December, with more than 85% of its workers in Samut Sakhon Province completing tests as of Jan. 5. (Photo courtesy of Thai Union)

BANGKOK -- Thai Union Group, the world's largest canned tuna processor, confirmed on Wednesday that 69 employees at factories in Samut Sakhon Province have tested positive for COVID-19, putting Thailand's biggest seafood production center at risk, as hundreds of other cases have been found at neighboring companies.

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