On Sunday, an employee of the Maxima XXX store operating in Kaunas was diagnosed with COVID-19. From July 15 to July 30, the employee spent on vacation, went to work on July 31 for only one hour and did not have close contacts with anyone.
The retail chain is currently monitoring the health of the store employees.
Ernesta Dapkienė, director of the communications and corporate relations department of the Maxima retail chain, said that the woman spent one hour at work because she received a call from the National Center for Public Health and was told that her son-in-law was diagnosed with COVID-19. The center told the employee that she must also take a coronavirus test and self-isolate.
According to a representative of the retail chain, on Sunday evening, after receiving a positive test for coronavirus, it was immediately discovered that the employee, who is currently in self-isolation, did not have close contact with colleagues at work.
In Lithuania, 2,120 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, 80 people died from infection. The authorities, starting in August, decided to return the mandatory mask wearing regime. Restrictions apply to public transport, closed places of trade and public events.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection COVID-19 a pandemic. According to the latest WHO data, more than 17.8 million cases of infection have already been identified in the world, over 686 thousand people have died.