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IKEA store in Canada forced to shut down again after another COVID-19 case

An IKEA store in Winnipeg is closed for cleaning once again after a second worker tested positive for COVID-19.

The Swedish company posted on their website to alert customers of the closure after the COVID-19 case was detected on Sept. 7.

"We are supporting our co-worker to ensure they have everything they need and hope for their full recovery soon," the post says.

"The safety of IKEA co-workers and customers is our top priority and we are taking extensive precautionary measures to reduce any risk of further exposure."

IKEA says that it closed the store out of an "abundance of caution," noting that they now plan to complete a thorough deep clean and sanitization by a third party expert.

There's no word yet on when the store plans to reopen.

The same store in Winnipeg closed nine days ago, on Saturday, Aug. 30., following an employee testing positive for COVID-19.

The IKEA location was shut for a day while the store was sanitized and cleaned before reopening on Monday, with a new mandatory face mask policy in place.

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