Umm Muhammed Umar
17 Checkers and Shoprite stores in the Western Cape have been hit by the coronavirus. The WC Department of Health said more than 200 supermarket workers have tested positive for COVID-19.
The 17 Shoprite Group stores have been closed. The Group said that strict protocols were followed to curtail the spread of the virus. It said whenever a case was confirmed, the store affected was immediately closed for deep cleaning. It adds that all employees were also screened and, where necessary, staff was referred for further testing.