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Vancouver Superstore employee believed to have COVID-19

An employee at the Real Canadian Superstore.
An employee at the Real Canadian Superstore. Google Earth

An employee at a Real Canadian Superstore in Vancouver is believed to have contracted the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

A staff member at the Grandview Highway location “recently tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19,” said a statement on the company’s Facebook page.

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The employee has not been in the store since April 9. The store was closed for cleaning and has since reopened.

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The company said it has a number of safety protocols in place, including daily sanitization and social-distancing practices, to minimize the risk of exposure to customers and employees.

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There are more than 1,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province.