The Pick n Pay at the Musgrave Centre is expected to open on Friday after it closed for deep-cleaning due to an employee dying. File picture: Reuters / Mike Hutchings
The Pick n Pay at the Musgrave Centre is expected to open on Friday after it closed for deep-cleaning due to an employee dying. File picture: Reuters / Mike Hutchings

Durban Pick n Pay store closes temporarily even though worker's death was not due to Covid-19

By IOL reporter Time of article published Apr 30, 2020

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Even though a Pick n Pay employee at the Musgrave Centre in Durban did not die of Covid-19, the store is taking no chances.

It is expected to open on Friday after it closed for deep-cleaning on Thursday after an employee died.

"While there is no suggestion at this stage that his sad passing was linked to Covid-19, we are, as a precaution, deep cleaning and sanitising the entire store,” Pick n Pay said in a statement.

“We have also initiated our protocol and will trace his close contacts to self-quarantine until we have more clarity."

Ten days ago, two Pick n Pay staff members at the Alex Mall in Durban tested positive for Covid-19. The store was temporarily closed for deep-cleaning and, as a precaution, the management had also organised that all of the staff be screened by health practitioners.

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