At least 15 workers at a Royal Mail delivery office have tested positive for coronavirus.
The outbreak happened at the Oldham Road centre in Manchester, which has remained open despite the positive cases.
A worker at the sorting office told the Manchester Evening News: “We now have 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last seven days at the sorting office.”
A Royal Mail spokesperson confirmed that there had been several positive tests but that the office had undergone an “enhanced clean”.
They added: “Royal Mail takes the health and safety of its colleagues, its customers and the local communities in which we operate very seriously.
“Following positive tests for coronavirus at the Manchester Delivery Office, we have carried out an enhanced clean of the building. Working with our people, we have resolved any areas of concern. All colleagues are working as normal.
“Throughout this crisis, every decision we make puts the health of our people and customers first. We have put in place a range of preventive measures to protect both our customers and our colleagues.”
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