A ROYAL Mail delivery office in Manchester is dealing with an outbreak of coronavirus, with 19 workers hit by the bug.
Royal Mail says the office on Oldham Road is undergoing an “enhanced clean”, the BBC reports.
A mobile testing unit is being set up at the Manchester Delivery Office on Oldham Road and a programme of contact tracing has begun.
Staff at the centre are continuing to work as normal and the centre is still open.
Director of Public Health for Manchester David Regan said all partners “acted quickly” to “contain and limit further potential spread”.
A Royal Mail spokesman said there had been extensive cleaning at the site and a range of “preventive measures” put in place to “resolve any areas of concern”.
“Following further positive tests for coronavirus at the Manchester Delivery Office, as a precautionary measure, we are working with Public Health England to provide tests for all of our staff from a mobile unit on site. An enhanced clean of the building has already been carried out.
“We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues.
“As well as encouraging good hand hygiene, standard ways of working have been revised to ensure that colleagues stay two metres apart at all times.”
It comes after a Royal Mail delivery office in Swindon was forced to close last month, leaving thousands without their post.
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