By Pepi Sappal • 25 March 2020 • 19:13
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SPAIN’S leading supermarket Mercadona has brought in additional safety measures this week, as the number of those infected by the coronavirus continues to soar.
Last week, it introduced extra security measures to reduce panic buying, ensure one-metre distance and reduced its opening hours from 9am till 7pm. This week, it has brought in additional safety measures to protect both staff and customers.
Each store now has protective screens for cashiers at the tills to protect staff from potential contagion. Additionally, daily cleaning and disinfection of all its stores have been reinforced, it said.
Other measures include installing each store with disinfectant gel and paper towels so that clients can clean the handle of their trolley. The use of gloves, provided at the entrance of the stores, is now ‘obligatory’ for all clients, stated Mercadona.
Minimum separation of a metre has also been reinforced with one-metre limit signs marked on the ground in certain areas of the store and all checkout lines. Each store can also take additional steps required to avoid over crowding at its stores, added the supermarket.
Mercadona also recommends that:
Finally, Mercadona wants to reassure the public that all its stores will remain fully stocked with all basic necessities. However, no product returns will be admitted under any circumstances, it added.
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