Supermarket worker in Northumberland tests positive for coronavirus

A member of staff at a Northumberland supermarket has tested positive for Covid-19.

Friday, 4th September 2020, 12:16 pm
Updated Friday, 4th September 2020, 12:16 pm

Morrisons has confirmed the employee works at its Blyth store on Regent Street.

It is understood the unnamed employee reported a positive coronavirus test on Monday after feeling unwell over the weekend.

A Morrisons spokeswoman said: "One of our colleagues in our Blyth store has tested positive for the coronavirus and we wish them a speedy recovery.

Morrisons in Blyth.

"We have taken steps at the store to ensure it is safe for colleagues and customers."

Government guidance states it is very unlikely that you can catch coronavirus from food. Cooking thoroughly will kill the virus. It is not known to be transmitted by exposure to food or food packaging. Everyone should wash their hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, to reduce the risk of illness.

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