NTUC FairPrice closes Bedok Mall supermarket for 3 days for cleaning after employee diagnosed with Covid-19
The employee last worked on March 25, and was on leave on March 26 before visiting a doctor the next day with a fever.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
In a statement on Wednesday, FairPrice said the store will be closed for three days for deep cleaning and will reopen on April 4.The employee worked in the back end of the store replenishing stock and has minimal contact with customers, FairPrice said.
The employee has been quarantined and is being monitored by medical personnel, while all other staff who work in the store have been put on leave of absence.The employee last worked on March 25, and was on leave on March 26 before visiting a doctor on March 27 with a fever. The employee is now on medical leave.
FairPrice said it is extending help to the affected staff and is assisting the authorities with contact tracing.It also apologised for causing inconvenience to customers. A notice outside the supermarket directed customers to the nearest outlet at Block 212 Bedok North Street 1.
FairPrice said that it has stepped up its cleaning regime since the Covid-19 outbreak. Surfaces that are touched frequently - railings, trolleys, baskets and checkout counters - are cleaned every four hours.Staff and suppliers have their temperatures taken at least twice a day and hand sanitisers are available for customers to use.
NTUC FairPrice closes Finest store at Bedok Mall for cleaning after employee contracts COVID-19SINGAPORE: NTUC FairPrice Finest at Bedok Mall will be closed for three days starting from Wednesday (Apr 1), after an employee tested positive ... At least we will avoid Bedok Mall area. Social distancing. What’s the point of social distancing only when queue up? Groceries shoppers hv to stand close to choose items and touch items to see its freshness. Suggest shoppers to hv temperature check, wear mask n gloves for precautions. Otherwise, if things happen hv to throw all items.😬 Supermarkets especially those running 24 hours are gathering points for people everywhere and a lot of contact is made. Even delivery staff from afar will be at these places. It might be better if all supermarkets close a day a week to disinfect. Not even delivery is allowed.
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