Tesco workers at Covid-hit store ‘devastated’ after two colleagues die from virus

Two Tesco workers at the Greenock store in Inverclyde have died (Image: google)

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A man and woman who worked at a Covid-hit Tesco store have died.

Colleagues of the two workers at the Greenock store in Inverclyde are said to be "devastated" by their deaths.

The man and woman, who have not been named, are understood to have died within days of each other, Daily Record reports.

It has previously been reported that a number of employees at the store and its neighbouring Port Glasgow branch were self-isolating due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Tesco chiefs last week confirmed that staff had been impacted due to the virus.

Tesco in Greenock has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak
(Image: Google)

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The supermarket said it would not comment on individual colleagues.

Tesco would not comment on the amount of Covid-19 cases identified at the store yesterday but said the safety of colleagues, customers and suppliers was a "priority".

It said all government guidance was being followed, including track and trace requirements, and extensive measures were in place in stores to protect shoppers.

Inverclyde has seen cases leap to more than 550 cases per 100,000 population, the highest rate in Scotland.

Colleagues are understood to be 'devastated'
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In a previous statement Tesco said: "The safety of our colleagues, customers and suppliers remains our number one priority and we are following all government guidance and working with local public health authorities.

"We have extensive measures across all of our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signage and regular cleaning."

A further 93 coronavirus deaths have been recorded in Scotland over the last 24 hours.

The Scottish Government also announced that 1,865 new cases of Covid-19 were reported overnight, taking the total figure to 147,889.

1,596 people are in hospital being treated for the deadly virus, while 109 people remain in intensive care.

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