WINNIPEG - Maple Leaf Foods has handed out tens of thousands of face masks in Brandon.
Thank you @CityBrandon @UnitedWayBdn @Keystone_Centre @BdnRiverbank for helping us distribute 358K masks to the Brandon Community yesterday. We couldn’t have done it without you! #bdnmb pic.twitter.com/ha1KtUR4Y4
— Maple Leaf Foods (@MapleLeafFoods) August 20, 2020
Meantime, the company says it's temporarily suspended pork exports to China because a few dozen of its Brandon workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
Maple Leaf says the move was voluntary after the Chinese adopted new protocols that require Canadian processors to report cases of coronavirus.