The Greeley, Colorado, JBS meatpacking plant also closed recently due to the coronavirus. Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

JBS, the world's largest meat processor, will temporarily shut down a plant in southwestern Minnesota due to a coronavirus outbreak among workers, the company announced Monday.

The big picture: Meat plants have been hit hard by the virus, spiking prices across the country as a result of similar shutdowns. Labor unions have filed safety complaints as a result, claiming workers aren't being protected due to their confined working spaces and lack of personal protective equipment.

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DNC releases coronavirus protocols for August convention

Joe Biden on July 21 in New Castle, Delaware. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The Democratic National Committee announced Monday that attendees for its August convention in Milwaukee must agree to daily coronavirus testing and protective self-isolation measures.

The big picture: The DNC is planning a pared-down convention with a smaller venue and remote business for most state delegations, who are advised not to travel to Milwaukee. The Republican National Convention, meanwhile, was forced to cancel its main Jacksonville programming due to coronavirus and security risks.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 5 a.m. ET: 19,111,123 — Total deaths: 715,163— Total recoveries — 11,578,821Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 5 a.m. ET: 4,883,657 — Total deaths: 160,104 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: Pelosi rips GOP over stimulus negotiations: "Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gives a damn."
  4. Public health: Majority of Americans say states reopened too quicklyStudy finds antibodies prevalent in NYC health care workers.
  5. Business: The health care sector imploded in Q2More farmers are declaring bankruptcyJuly's jobs report could be an inflection point for the recovery.
  6. Sports: Where college football's biggest conferences stand on playing.
Jul 29, 2020 - Health

Moderna vaccine protects against coronavirus in monkeys

Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the lab at Moderna in Cambridge, Mass. Photo: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Moderna's experimental COVID-19 vaccine has induced a "robust" immune response and protection from the virus in the noses and lungs of monkeys, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Tuesday.

Why it matters: The National Institutes for Health, which co-developed the vaccine, noted in a statement Tuesday, "This is the first time an experimental COVID-19 vaccine tested in nonhuman primates has been shown to produce such rapid viral control in the upper airway."