Durban Pick n Pay forced to close three times in two months

Pick n Pay in Musgrave Centre, Durban, was closed on Saturday after a worker tested positive for Covid-19. It has since reopened.
Pick n Pay in Musgrave Centre, Durban, was closed on Saturday after a worker tested positive for Covid-19. It has since reopened.
Image: Supplied

A Durban supermarket has had to close its doors three times in the past two months mainly because of workers testing positive for Covid-19.

On Saturday Pick n Pay at Musgrave Centre temporarily closed after a worker tested positive. Last month the store was forced to temporarily close after a manager contracted the virus. At the end of April it shut its doors to deep clean, “as a precaution”, after a worker died. 

Pick n Pay said at the time there was “no suggestion at this stage” that the employee's death was linked to the virus.

Regarding the latest incident, Pick n Pay said that the store closed temporarily on Saturday after a staff member tested positive.

“The staff member has not been at work since Thursday. The staff member’s close contacts were immediately traced and they were sent home to self-quarantine for the required period. 

“As a precaution, the remainder of the store staff who were not in close contact with the staff member will be screened by health practitioners.”

A specialist cleaning team was brought in to sanitise the store, which has since reopened.

Pick n Pay said it had strict hygiene and social distancing protocols in place and workers are screened before they start work.

Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register (it’s quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

X