Shoprite Closes Store After Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19


The Shoprite Group has closed one of their Cape Town stores after an employee tested positive for COVID -19. The Bothasig supermarket reportedly closed their doors on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Shoprite Group confirmed a staff member at its Bothasig store tested positive for the coronavirus.

The store was immediately closed on Tuesday and a professional decontamination company had reportedly been brought in to sanitise and deep-clean the building. Shoprite also said a mobile clinic was immediately dispatched to the store and all employees were tested.

The retail giant said it had informed the health department and the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD).

Reports say that those who worked closely with the infected staff member are now at home – and will remain in self-isolation for 14 days, monitoring themselves for any symptoms.

The supermarket is said to re-open following an inspection by the provincial health department.

Picture: Shoprite Holdings

The retailer added that employee face shields are sanitised on the hour and other strict hygiene practices will remain in place.

All employees returning to work will have their temperature tested and the mobile clinic will remain on site until the testing is complete.