Eight workers at Smethwick ASDA test positive for Coronavirus

Initial investigations after eight workers at an Asda supermarket in Smethwick have tested positive for Coronavirus suggest that cases are linked to the pharmacy department.

As a result, the store temporarily closed the pharmacy yesterday (1 September) to perform a deep clean, and it reopened at 7am this morning.

Sandwell Council and Public Health England have been notified of the outbreak at the store in Cape Hill. No delivery drivers have been infected and the supermarket remains open to customers.

In a statement today, a spokesperson for Asda said: “A small number of colleagues at the Cape Hill store have tested positive and immediately self-isolated."

Asda have worked with public health staff to put all appropriate actions in place, the risk to the public is now thought to be low.

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