A WORKER with coronavirus has absconded from the farm where more than 200 people have been quarantined after an outbreak.

Some 74 people have currently tested positive for coronavirus at AS Green and Co in Mathon, near Ledbury in Herefordshire, but reports this afternoon suggested some infected people had fled the vegetable farm.

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West Mercia Police has confirmed that three workers have left the farm, one of which had tested positive for coronavirus.

Herefordshire Commander, Superintendent Sue Thomas said: “Within the constraints of the current legislation, we continue to support our partners in Public Health England and Herefordshire Council as they work with the farm owner and those working there to keep them all safe and to provide reassurance to the local community.

“In relation to an individual who has left the site after testing positive with the virus, we are assisting our colleagues at Public Health England, as required, in order to trace them.”


The farm supplies beans and broccoli to some of the UK's biggest supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Sainsbury's and M&S.

More to follow.