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Egyptian supermarket chain closes Maadi branch for disinfection after coronavirus case

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Apr 2020
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A woman wears a protective face mask inside a Carrefour hypermarket while Egypt ramps up its efforts to slow the spread the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cairo, Egypt March 19, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)
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The Seoudi supermarket chain has temporarily closed one of its Maadi branches after a staff member contracted the coronavirus.

According to a statement, the branch, located at 14 Street 205 in the Degla Maadi area, has been closed for disinfection.

The supermarket chain stated on its Facebook page in comments to customers that the staff member who contracted the disease was a picker in the delivery team on the night shift, and that they had left the branch on Tuesday.

The supermarket said that it had informed the health ministry and was waiting for instructions concerning the customers who went to the branch or interacted with the delivery team in the relevant time period.

Egypt has recorded 2,673 cases of the disease so far, including 196 deaths.

 

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