IKEA Winnipeg employee tests positive for COVID-19

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WINNIPEG – An IKEA Winnipeg employee tested positive for COVID-19, which prompted the store to temporarily close. The company made the announcement on its website, saying it learned that a worker tested positive on Saturday.

“We are supporting our colleagues to make sure they have everything they need and hope for their full recovery soon,” the statement said.

The company said it was following Manitoba Public Health guidelines and taking important precautionary measures. IKEA said out of caution, it was temporarily closing the Winnipeg store in order to complete a third-party deep cleaning and disinfection.

He did not say when the store is expected to reopen or when the employee was last working.

The province announced 55 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Saturday, including 19 in Winnipeg.

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