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Trump Believes That The Closure Of Meat Processing Plants Does Not Threaten US Food Security

Trump Believes That The Closure Of Meat Processing Plants Does Not Threaten US Food Security

Donald Trump is confident that the US food security is fully secured, despite the closure of a number of meat processing plants in the country due to the detection of coronavirus in their employees.

"Yes, fully secured," Trump said Wednesday at A white house briefing in response to a question about whether food supplies are stable.

On Wednesday, the American company Tyson Foods closed indefinitely its largest meat processing plant in Waterloo (Iowa) due to cases of infection of employees with coronavirus. Earlier, Smithfield Foods in South Dakota, JBS USA in Minnesota and a number of others suspended their operations for the same reasons. The American media consider this a sufficient reason for interruptions in the supply of meat products to the domestic market of the country.

According to the Johns Hopkins University, which makes calculations based on reports from the American authorities, the world health organization, and other official sources, more than 840 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the United States. More than 46 thousand people died.

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