FairPrice outlet at Bedok Mall temporarily shut after staff member contracts COVID-19

Pictures circulating over social media on Wednesday (1 April) showed workers in protective suits inside the FairPrice Finest outlet at Bedok Mall.

SINGAPORE — A FairPrice Finest outlet at Bedok Mall has been temporarily closed after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.

The staff member was diagnosed on Tuesday (31 March) evening and has since been quarantined in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) guidelines, said NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) in a statement on Wednesday.

“The affected staff works in the backend replenishing stock and has minimal contact with customers,” said FairPrice. It added that the employee was last at work on 25 March, was on leave on 26 March and visited a doctor for a fever on 27 March.

The employee has since been on medical leave and FairPrice is “extending all the necessary assistance to the affected staff and the employee’s family during this time”.

Meanwhile, the outlet will be closed for three days to undergo deep cleaning procedures and will re-open on 4 April.

“FairPrice is monitoring the situation closely and is working with authorities to assist them with contact tracing and ensure all stores are safe for customers and staff,” said FairPrice.

During the closure, the nearest available FairPrice outlet in the vicinity of Bedok Mall is located at Block 212 Bedok North Street 1.

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