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Pizza Hut employee on GB contracted COVID-19, company says

One of Grand Bahama’s recently confirmed COVID-19 cases is an employee at Pizza Hut, the company announced yesterday in a Facebook post.

According to the company, the restaurant has been temporarily closed as a result. It is expected to reopen tomorrow.

“A team member from our Pizza Hut in the mall has tested positive for COVID-19 and, per health authority guidelines, is in quarantine and receiving treatment as needed,” the post read.

“All employees exposed to the team member have been identified by the Ministry of Health and are in self-isolation.

“The health and well being of our team members and customers is our number one priority, especially in these uncertain times.

“As a precaution, we temporarily closed the restaurant for sanitization by professionals.

“We have worked closely with the Ministry of Health and have followed all recommendations leading to a safe reopening on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.”

Six additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed on Grand Bahama in the last week. Authorities say all of them have been placed in quarantine in a secured facility that is being monitored by health professionals as well as police, immigration and defense force personnel.

Five are Bahamians and one was identified as an undocumented immigrant.

These new cases on Grand Bahama are the first reported on the island since May 5.

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