Approximately 20 employees of the Checkers at Bayside Mall in Table view have tested positive for COVID-19. Two employees had previously passed away after contracting the virus, and the remaining employees held an emotional memorial on Monday, April 27.

Earlier this month, the store temporarily closed its doors after a staff member received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. They closed doors temporarily and reopened two days later. Checkers Bayside Mall then had to close its doors again after more staff were diagnosed with the virus.

Centre management told TimesLIVE that it did not know when the supermarket would reopen.

Some employees also informed Netwerk24 that they were only informed of one of the positive cases, and were not told to self-isolate thereafter.

Cape Town Etc has reached out to Shoprite Holdings for comment but received nothing back at the time of publication.

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