MAINTENANCE crews brought in to work on a Scots Tesco have tested positive for coronavirus.
Contractors were drafted in to work on fridges in the store in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, and it’s understood some came from as far as Newcastle.
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Tesco have now confirmed the outbreak with a number of workers testing positive for the virus.
One raging local said there was “no need” to go ahead with the work during the ongoing pandemic and hit out at “reckless” bosses.
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They said: “There was no need for the work to go ahead at this time. It was totally reckless to bring more people into the store from what seems like all parts of the country.
“It could easily have been delayed – it’s not like the store is falling apart. Now there is an outbreak and there are real fears among the workforce.”
A Tesco spokesperson said: “A small number of colleagues and contractors working at our Alloa store have tested positive for COVID-19. Their close contacts have been informed.
“The safety of our colleagues, customers and suppliers remains our number one priority and we are working with local public health authorities, following all Government guidance and taking the relevant precautions.
“We have extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular cleaning.”
We’ve previously told of a number of Covid outbreaks in Tesco stores.
A staff member from the superstore in Glasgow’s Maryhill sadly passed away after contracting the virus.
It came after an outbreak of the bug at the Tesco Extra superstore on Maryhill Road.
Two members of staff at a Tesco supermarket in Greenock passed away after contracting the virus.
Ann Weir, and a male colleague at the Covid-hit Greenock Extra store, tragically passed away earlier this month.
And a number of outbreaks in Scots Tesco stores – with Glasgow’s Forge becoming the supermarket’s sixth store to be struck down by a coronavirus outbreak in less than two weeks.
Staff at Kilmarnock, Elgin, Greenock and Port Glasgow have also been affected by Covid outbreaks.
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