Another migrant farm worker has died of COVID19. The worker was with Scotlynn Group, a large-scale farming operation in Vittoria, Ont. that currently has 217 positive cases involving migrant workers and farm employees.
“I’m extremely saddened at this loss of life,” said Norfolk County Mayor Kristal Chopp, who was in the news last week getting g a haircut in defiance of Provincial lockdown rules.
“It’s an absolute tragedy that someone who comes to Canada to work in the agricultural industry and support his family back home loses his life so far from his loved ones.”
Currently, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit says 199 migrant workers at Scottlynn Group have tested positive for the virus, alongside 18 other people associated with the farm.
In Windsor-Essex, local health authorities said this week that more than 350 farm workers in that region have tested positive for the disease.