ALDI shoppers in Sydney have been issued a coronavirus warning after the supermarket confirmed customers who tested positive for COVID-19 had visited three of their locations.
Customers who visited ALDI at Erskine Park, in Sydney’s west, on August 7 and 8 have been asked to monitor their health and get tested if symptoms occur.
Shoppers who visited the Bonnyrigg store on August 11 or the Fairfield West location on August 16 have also been asked to do the same.
All three locations were deep cleaned and ALDI said they had provided “full support” to team members required to self-isolate, in line with advice from NSW Health.
The supermarket giant assured customers the risk of transmission was low and the locations were safe to visit.
“Customers should be assured that they can continue to shop safely,” an ALDI spokesperson said on their website.
ALDI recently came under fire for continuing its popular special buys promotion, which often see crowds of people gathering to snap up limited purchases.
Customers have expressed social distancing is almost impossible under the circumstances.
“While our store teams do their best to enforce customer flows, such as limiting the number of shoppers in our stores, we also ask our customers to remember to keep at least 1.5 metres apart from each other at all times, both in and outside of our stores,” an ALDI spokesperson told Yahoo Finance on Thursday.
“We ask everyone to show cooperation, patience and understanding when shopping at ALDI.”
It comes as shoppers who visited Westfield in Mt Druitt on August 12 between 12pm and 12.30pm, and August 14 between 11am and 12pm were urged to get tested if they see any symptoms after an infectious person visited the shopping centre.
Second hotel security guard tests positive
A second security guard who worked at the Marriott Hotel at Sydney’s Circular Quay has tested positive following an earlier case detected in a worker on August 17.
The case was confirmed on Friday about midnight, with the individual working shifts at the hotel on August 3, 5, 9, 10 and 11 – working with the infectious guard on August 3 only.
The latest guard to test positive also worked at the Sheriton Grand in Hyde Park on the night of August 16.
Further tests are being carried out to determine when exactly he was infectious and if his case can be linked to any known clusters.
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