St. Jacob Syriac Orthodox Church in Warburg, Germany distributes food aid to quarantined families in Verl

WARBURG, Germany – St. Jacob Syriac Orthodox Church in Warburg, Germany distributed bread to individuals and families who are quarantined in their homes in the Verl area after the coronavirus spread through the employees of a meat factory near Gütersloh.

The initiative carried out by the community of St. Jacob’s was distributed to all residents confined to their homes because of the outbreak, regardless of ethnicity or creed.

An outbreak linked to the Tönnies meat factory infected thousands of people and forced officials to reinstate lockdown measures on Tuesday, effectively quarantining 600,000.

It was the first time such measures had been reintroduced in Germany since the country began lifting the nationwide lockdown in May.

The factory will remain closed until further notice.