A CORONAVIRUS outbreak at a Worcestershire farm is said to be "under control" with no new cases reported for two weeks.

As many as 30 cases were confirmed following the outbreak at Evesham Vale Growers in July, but there have been no new cases reported in the last two weeks.

Dr Kathryn Cobain, Worcestershire's director of public health, said the farm had acted quickly to control the spread of the virus, but warned the danger is not over.

She said: "EVG have worked hard in cooperation with several agencies to control the recent outbreak.

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"Their response to the outbreak including the measures put in place and support they gave their staff was vital to help stop the virus spreading further.

"Covid-19 has not gone away, and it is important that we all continue to wash our hands regularly, wear face coverings where necessary, and keep our distance."

An Evesham Vale Growers spokesman said: “Our priority has always been to protect our staff. We are reassured that the measures have worked in controlling the spread of the virus.”

Production at the food packing site is starting to pick up to previous levels as the keyworkers return to work, distributing produce nationwide.

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Throughout the outbreak it has been stressed by the Food Standards Agency and Public Health England that food produced on the site is unaffected and remains safe to eat.

Councillor John Smith, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, district councillor and local resident added: "I would like to thank EVG for being so receptive at a difficult time.

"We have seen some really good partnership working across a number of agencies as well as great support from our District Council colleagues and local community.

"The processes being put in place now will reduce the risk of future spread of the virus.

"The business now has a sound business continuity plan which is great news for their future and offers reassurances for other businesses that outbreaks can be contained and managed."