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Foreign workers arrive to pick German harvest

Apr 09, 2020 20:27 IST

Two planeloads of Eastern European farmhands arrived on Thursday in Berlin and Duesseldorf amid strict precautions to protect the country from the new coronavirus as an ambitious German program to import seasonal workers to help work the fields got underway. Seasonal workers had been caught up in the country's ban on travel after the outbreak of the coronavirus, leaving a massive deficit in personnel available to pick asparagus, which has already sprouted, and plant other crops in German fields, which employed some 300,000 such workers last year.

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