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Coronavirus spreads among fruit and vegetable packers, worrying U.S. officials

Reuters Thursday, 11 June 2020
From apple packing houses in Washington state to farm workers in Florida and a California county known as "the world's salad bowl," outbreaks of the novel coronavirus are emerging at U.S. fruit and vegetable farms and packing plants.
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