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People’s Pharmacy to reopen after deep clean

Tamara Richardson, the vice-president of the People's Group of Companies (File photograph)

A pharmacy in Hamilton that closed yesterday after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus will reopen this afternoon.

The Victoria Street branch of People’s Pharmacy will reopen its doors at 2pm following a deep clean and time for other employees to deal with the situation.

A spokeswoman for the pharmacy said: “Unfortunately, with a member of staff testing positive, the team at People’s needed time to process the information.

“Our closure was in no way due to any heightened danger, or risk to the public.”

The spokeswoman said that the staff member was “non-dispensing” and was at the pharmacy for two shifts last week before they tested positive.

She added that two other staff members were in quarantine out of an “abundance of caution” after coming into direct contact with the worker.

But the spokeswoman stressed that the Department of Health found there was “minimal” risk to the public.

Tamara Richardson, the vice-president of the People's Group of Companies, said: “Yesterday, watching our team come together, overcome fears in order to continue providing top-notch service to our customers and then manage great anxiety over the testing process, was amazing.

“You never truly know what your team is made of until faced with challenges.”

She added: “This year, 2020, has certainly been fraught with challenges. I can categorically say I now know we are the best in Bermuda because we have the best in Bermuda on our team.”

Customers are reminded to follow Government regulations while in the store and to sanitise their hands before and after leaving the premises.

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Published December 11, 2020 at 3:02 pm (Updated December 11, 2020 at 3:01 pm)

People’s Pharmacy to reopen after deep clean

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