Covid: Greggs factory closes amid outbreak

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Greggs said a "small number" of staff at its Longbenton site had tested positive for Covid-19

A Greggs factory has ceased production after an outbreak of coronavirus.

The bakery chain said a "small number" of workers at its Longbenton site, near Newcastle, had tested positive for Covid-19.

It was unable to confirm how many of the 300 staff employed at the site were affected.

The site at Balliol Business Park will undergo a "thorough clean", a spokesman said, adding that Greggs "do not foresee" any stock shortages in shops.

No date for re-opening has yet been set.

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