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Winnipeg Ikea store closed again after another positive COVID-19 test among employees

The flat-pack furniture giant has closed its store for the second time in just over a week because of a positive COVID-19 test among its employees.
The flat-pack furniture giant has closed its store for the second time in just over a week because of a positive COVID-19 test among its employees. Gabby Rodrigues / Global News

For the second time in nine days, Winnipeg’s Ikea store has closed for a deep cleaning after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

On its website, the flat-pack furniture giant says it learned of the positive case on Labour Day and hopes for the worker’s full recovery soon.

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In the meantime, the location at 500 Sterling Lyon Pkwy. has been closed for disinfection.

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There’s no word on when the store hopes to reopen, and so far, public health hasn’t advised Manitobans of any potential exposure to the coronavirus at the store.

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Manitoba saw 65 new cases of COVID-19 reported on the long weekend, the bulk of those (34) in Winnipeg.

As of Tuesday morning, the city has 141 active cases.