Branch of Clark’s shoe store closes in fear of Coronavirus because the staff is sent for testing
- Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire closed Friday afternoon and missed Saturday trading
- Clarks said it was closed on the advice it had received from Public Health England
- One employee has been tested for Corona virus and is in quarantine
A branch of the British shoe retailer Clarks closed its doors to customers on the weekend after one of its employees was suspected of having entered into a contract with the Corona virus.
The store in Nantwich, Cheshire, was closed Friday afternoon in the midst of fear that an employee had the super virus.
Shoppers walked to the store entrance on Saturday morning after it was closed on the advice of Public Health England.
On Saturday, a sign on the front door said: “This store has been closed due to unforeseen circumstances.”
A branch of Clark’s shoe store in Nantwich, Cheshire, was closed this weekend due to a Coronavirus fear
A sign outside the store said: ‘This store has been closed due to unforeseen circumstances. You can still shop online at www.clarks.co.uk. Sorry for the inconvenience’
The store was left in the dark this weekend, there was a sign on the door to inform customers about the closure
The store is not open on Sundays.
A Clarks spokesperson said on Saturday: “We can confirm that Clarks is currently seeking advice from Public Health England about a person in our Nantwich store.
“The employee in question has been tested for Coronavirus and is now in quarantine as advised by Public Health England while we wait for their test results.
“We are currently led by Public Health England on the actions to be taken and our priority remains to protect the well-being of all Clarks employees, our customers and the public.
Shoppers walked to the door of the store before they realized that it was actually closed on Saturday afternoon
“As a company, we have taken many measures to protect the safety of both the public and staff, in line with and in addition to current government advice.
‘Our Nantwich store is currently closed. We cannot share further details at this time. “
Public Health England said it would not comment on suspicious cases.
The store in Nantwich is on the main street and is next to a Timpson and an optician
On Saturday, NHS England said that all but one of the nine British patients who tested positive for the Covid-19 corona virus had been released from the hospital.
Some of the first Britons to have contracted the deadly disease, who so far have killed 1,527 people and infected 67,091, contracted the killer infection in a French ski chalet belonging to a man from Brighton who was staying at the same resort.
In York a university student and his mother were tested positive for the virus.
The last victim, diagnosed in London on February 12, would have flown into the UK from China a few days ago, officials confirming that she had contracted the virus in China.
It is unclear which of the nine patients remains in the hospital.
Health Minister Matt Hancock said earlier this week that the coronavirus outbreak is a “serious and imminent” threat to the British public.