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Worker at London Ont. Superstore shows positive on presumptive test for COVID-19

Real Canadian Superstore at Oakridge Mall in London Ont.
Real Canadian Superstore at Oakridge Mall in London Ont. Google Maps

A staff member at Oakridge Mall’s Real Canadian Superstore in London Ont., has tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19, according to the supermarket chain.

In a statement issued Friday, the company said the employee has not been inside the store, located at 1205 Oxford Street West, since April 20.

It says a thorough deep-clean and sanitation has been arranged, and the store is expected to open as usual Saturday.

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The company also stated it has reached out to the local public health authority to investigate the staff member’s recent shifts and direct contacts.

Any potentially-exposed workers have been instructed to stay home and self-isolate while customers who recently transacted at the location are being notified, according to the statement.

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Locally, the Middlesex-London Health Unit reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the area’s total to 357. The number of deaths sits at 26. Health officials also reported 10 more people have recovered, bringing that total to 173.

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