(For more Reuters Special Reports, click on [SPECIAL/]) By Ana Mano SÃO PAULO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, has vowed to keep the world fed during the coronavirus pandemic. Executives say the company has added more than 15,000 new workers in Brazil this year to crank out cuts of chicken, pork and beef, a lot of it for export. The meat giant's $629 million second-quarter net profit was almost twice what analysts expected. [nL1N2FF2I9] But that windfall has come at a cost: More than 4,000 JBS employees in Brazil are known to have tested positive for coronavirus and at least six have died from COVID-19, according to records from local health authorities and information gathered by prosecutors and three employee unions investigating the company. Outbreaks have struck at least 23 plants in seven states, prosecutors, health officials and union representatives told Reuters, helping to fuel
In a shocking incident, an employee of the Carrefour supermarket in Brazil dropped dead at work, however, instead of doing the needful, the staff decided to cover his dead body with boxes and umbrellas in order to keep the store running. Also Read – Bizarre! Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Calls Amazon Fires a ‘Lie’ Despite Videos Showing the Rainforest Burning
The incident occurred at a store in the northeastern state of Recife on August 14 but only came to light this week, after pictures of the insensitive treatment went viral on social media, sparking outrage.
“A worker died in a Carrefour supermarket in Recife, which covered up his body to remain open. Welcome to Brazil in the year 2020,” one Twitter user wrote.
Here is how others voiced their anger:
CARREFOUR EMPLOYEE LIES DEAD HERE IN BRAZIL, BEER AISLE, FOR 4 HOURS WITH STORE OPEN pic.twitter.com/jamnWbpZ5A
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) August