Woolworths outbreak fears as two more workers test positive to coronavirus
- Two workers at Woolworths distribution centres in Melbourne have COVID-19
- One of the infected staff members worked at the fresh produced department
- The other infected employee worked at the the adjacent distribution centre
Two employees at Woolworths distribution centres have tested positive for coronavirus.
One of the staff members who tested positive worked at a fresh produce department and completed their last shift on Thursday.
The other infected employee worked at the adjacent national distribution centre and had their last shift on Sunday.
Staff have been shocked by the decision to keep the centres open amid the new coronavirus cases.
A deep clean took place on both sites on Thursday and hundreds of employees were tested at the factory on Friday morning.
A Woolworths spokesperson told news.com.au they didn’t believe the two infected workers were in close proximity to other staff members at the distribution centres.
No other staff members have been required to self-isolate.
The supermarket giant said they will continue to offer their employees voluntary testing multiple times a week if required.
Whether the workers contracted the virus at work or at home is currently not known and investigations are ongoing.
More to come.