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Game confirms three positive cases

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‘Two staff members were self-isolating and neither had been in the store since the deep cleaning took place.’

Game confirms three staff members tested positive for Covid-19. Picture: Danie van der Lith

GAME store in the North Cape Mall has confirmed that it had three positive Covid-19 cases.

This confirmation follows after workers at the store last week highlighted their fear about the latest incidents.

According to employees although the store was closed and decontaminated during the first reported positive case, it was, however, business as usual when they found out about the other two cases.

The public relations (PR) manager of Game, Gia Costella, said they never put the health of their employees at risk.

“We can confirm that three staff members in our North Cape Mall store in Kimberley had tested positive for Covid-19. The first positive case was confirmed on Monday, July 6, after which the store was immediately closed and a professional cleaning company was contracted to sanitise and deep clean the premises the next day.

“Store associates, who were in contact with the staff member in question were immediately identified, informed and asked to self-isolate and seek medical attention if necessary. During this time, two more positive cases were confirmed, however, these staff members were self-isolating and neither had been in the store since the deep cleaning took place,” Costella said.

She added that they follow the required regulations when someone had tested positive for Covid-19.

“We are following strict protocols set out by Massmart (owners of Game Stores) and the Department of Health to protect our staff, including carrying out temperature checks upon entry and exit, the provision of sanitising stations upon entry and exit, providing the required protective personal equipment (PPE) to each staff member and providing sanitising products at each till point.”

According to Castella the health and safety of their staff and customers remains their top priority “during these unprecedented times”.