Employee of Maxima store in Tallinn tests positive for coronavirus

  • 2020-04-14
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Retailer Maxima announced on Tuesday that an employee of one of their stores in the Tallinn district of Oismae has tested positive for the coronavirus.

However, since the employee contracted the infection not at work and three days ago, the store will remain open after additional disinfection.

"First of all, we identified the colleagues who had been in close contact with the employee whose test returned a positive result, informed them about the potential threat of infection and sent them home to spend 14 days in quarantine," Maxima Estonia CEO Edvinas Volkas said.

The store whose employee had contracted the virus is located at the address 46 Oismae Road.

According to the CEO, the person in question fell ill while not on the job and it's more than 72 hours since they last worked at the store. Therefore, there is no threat to clients and the store will remain open. 

All surfaces in the store will be subjected to in-depth additional disinfection on Tuesday evening, Volkas added. 

The employees sent home will be substituted for by members of an emergency team that Maxima formed right after the emergency situation was declared to be able to substitute for staff who fall ill or have to stay away from work for some other reason.