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Costco store in Canada hit with spike of COVID-19 infections

A Costco store in Canada has just been hit with eight positive cases of COVID-19.

Although "risk of contagion is considered low" the regional public health authority in Quebec City where there Costco is located is warning those who visited the store to get tested if they develop any symptoms. 

"Costco Lebourgneuf is a company that employs nearly 450 workers and is very popular with the population of the greater Quebec City region," the statement reads in French.

"As such, the Regional Directorate of Public Health has decided to act proactively by conducting mass screening of all staff." 

The statement also said that the Costco location is taking the necessary measures to ensure the store is safe. 

"Costco has completely disinfected the store and is applying the protective measures."

All staff are being tested at a screening clinic in the Place Fleur-de-Lys shopping centre parking lot and the eight infected employees have been sent into isolation along with their contact cases.

Freshdaily reached out to Costco but they declined to comment.

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