Chief executive and chairperson of Astral Foods both contract Covid-19

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Astral Foods’ CEO Chris Schutte and its chairperson Theuns Eloff have both tested positive with Covid-19, the poultry producer has said.  

Schutte is considered a high-risk patient after undergoing heart surgery last year.

Total positive Covd-19 cases in SA are at 311 049.  

In a statement on Thursday the company said he is in quarantine at home under the strict supervision of a team of physicians.

Eloff is also receiving treatment at home where he is quarantined.

Astal’s CFO, Daan Ferreira, has taken over the reins for the time being. 

 

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