Employees of Tru Valu Supermarket's Long Circular Mall branch were sent home immediately for two weeks after the branch recorded several cases of covid19 on Thursday.
Newsday was told by sources that doctors swabbed all staff on Wednesday. Those who tested positive were contacted just before lunch on Thursday. A worker in the bakery, a manager, grocery and administrative staff were among them.
Newsday also understands the remaining employees were asked to go home for two weeks and some said they were told not to return until the head office contacts them with an update.
On Tuesday, the supermarket's Long Circular branch announced two covid19 cases, after reporting one case at its Trincity branch on April 17 and March 31.
Attempts to reach the supermarket for comment were unsuccessful.