Aldi warehouse rocked by Covid outbreak after workers test positive

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A number of staff at an Aldi food distribution centre have tested positive for coronavirus.

Four workers from the site, based in Neats Court in Queenborough, Sheppey, have Covid-19 and a further 12 have been told to isolate.

It was initially thought there were up to 20 people who were being told to self-isolate after an anonymous worker came forward about the situation, following the news on Friday.

The worker, who does not wish to be named, told KentOnline: “It’s disgusting it’s not been shut down yet. I’ve got children and friends who are high risk.

“People have been threatening to walk out, but I can’t do that as I need this job.

“There’s not even been a proper clean at the site, I don’t think it’s safe to work there.”

The budget supermarket giant "fundamentally" denies this claim.

A spokesperson for Aldi said: "Of the 500 colleagues at our Sheppey distribution centre, four have tested positive for Covid-19 and are currently self-isolating as per the government guidelines. A further 12 are self-isolating as a precaution.

"The entire site has been thoroughly cleaned and we have measures in place to ensure everyone's safety, including antibacterial cleaning stations, social distancing policies and weekly hygiene and safety audits."

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