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IKEA in Canada shuts down after worker tests positive for COVID-19

An IKEA store in Winnipeg has been forced to close for a deep cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. 

On Saturday, the store announced that they are doing what they can to support the employee, who was last in store on Thursday, and are hoping for their full recovery. 

"As per health and safety protocols, the store was immediately closed for deep cleaning and sanitation," the statement reads. 

They also ensured that co-workers who may have been in contact with the employee have been identified and are currently self-isolating. 

"The safety of all IKEA co-workers and customers is our top priority, and we continue to take precautionary measures to reduce further risk of exposure, always following the guidelines of local authorities."

The store will be reopening on Monday and will be requiring all customers to wear a face mask when upon entering. 

"For those customers who do not have a mask or face covering, we will have a limited number of masks available upon request."

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