July 9, 2020

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Mexico to resume sending farm personnel to Canada right after COVID-19 basic safety settlement

Mexico to resume sending farm workers to Canada after COVID-19 safety agreement

Mexico will resume sending temporary farm employees to Canada right after the two nations around the world attained an agreement on enhanced protection protections for labourers on Canadian farms during the coronavirus pandemic, the Mexican federal government said on Sunday.

Mexico said very last Tuesday it would pause sending employees to farms with coronavirus bacterial infections soon after Mexican nationals died from COVID-19 after outbreaks on 17 Canadian farms.

The announcement arrived as well being officials in southern Ontario on Sunday confirmed a third migrant employee from Mexico had died.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Wellness Device said that the worker was with Scotlynn Team — a large-scale farming procedure in Vittoria, Ont. — that now has 217 constructive situations involving migrant employees and farm workers.

Canadian farmers count on 60,000 small-term international workers, predominantly from Latin The united states and the Caribbean, to plant and harvest crops.

Mexico’s International Ministry claimed in a statement that the Momentary Agricultural Workers Method (PTAT) experienced “entered into operation as soon as all over again after a non permanent pause.”

The two nations “reached an agreement to enhance the sanitary circumstances of the nationals who function on farms,” the statement added.

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