News Local Alphamega says Covid-19 case at Acropolis outlet, operating normally

Alphamega says Covid-19 case at Acropolis outlet, operating normally

Alphamega hypermarkets said on Saturday that they were informed the previous evening by the Health Ministry of a confirmed coronavirus case at their Acropolis outlet.

“After taking all the required steps in consultation with the ministry, the supermarket will continue to operate normally,” it said in a written announcement.

Staff of the specific department have been placed in home isolation and will undergo the necessary medical tests. The area has been disinfected by specialised crews and the department is operating normally from today with new staff, the company announced.

Protecting staff and clients and public health were top priorities, Alphamega said and added that it had at its own initiative had staff tested and the positive case emerged from this process.

“All the required protective measures and all the necessary rules of hygiene are taken at all Alphamega supermarkets, while specialised crews disinfect and clean every day, the company said.

And it once more thanked staff for their responsible and dedication.

This is the second case at an Alphamega outlet.

Last week, the company had confirmed employees at its Engomi supermarket have tested positive for coronavirus and took all the required steps in consultation with the Health Ministry, including removing and replacing staff and disinfecting the premises.

Under the latest decree, the name of any business that serves the public that detects a positive coronavirus case is given to the public  in the interest of public health.

In addition, it can only resume operation with the permission of the Health Ministry subject to taking specific measures including removing all the employees at the premises and disinfecting.

The government has also made testing of all employees in the retail food and drink chain mandatory and told employers they must ensure their staff undergo the test within 14 days.

Read more

 

 

Top Stories

FM Christodoulides in self-isolation following confirmed case of close associate

  Foreign minister Nicos Christodoulides has become the fourth minister to go into covid self-isolation, following a confirmed case among his close associates. Christodoulides went into...

Concern over rise of covid hospital cases to 38, four critical-new infections over 100

  The Health Ministry today announced 113 new COVID-19 cases, out of 3,112 diagnostic tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,930. The health ministry has expressed concern...

Germany to go into circuit-break lockdown as virus cases surge

  Germany will impose an emergency month-long lockdown that includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theatres to reverse a spike in coronavirus cases that...

1547-Highest ever number of new covid cases in Greece-deaths on the rise

  Greece recorded one thousand five hundred and forty seven new coronavirus  cases over the past 24 hours, the highest ever number since the start...

Huge 8500 euro fine for unmarked tobacco products

  A twenty nine year old was fined 8 and a half thousand euro for unmarked tobacco products that were discovered by police at his...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...