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Family member of JBS worker launches online petition to shut down meat processing plant

April 27, 2020

A resident in Brooks has launched an online petition calling for the temporary closure of the JBS meat processing plant in the city due to its outbreak of COVID-19.  

Benyat Zeki, who has family working at JBS including one family member whom she lives with, says she and others are concerned that many in the city will be put at risk the longer the plant remains open.

The province confirmed last week that one worker at the JBS plant died as a result of COVID-19 and another resident has also passed away from the virus.

Zeki says so far no one from her local MP or MLA office has stepped in to intervene or respond to her requests.