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Staff at Pizza Express in Tunbridge Wells test positive for Covid-19

Two employees at a Kent branch of Pizza Express have tested positive for Covid-19.

The members of staff at the Italian restaurant chain's Tunbridge Wells site tested positive for the virus, and are now isolating at home.

Pizza Express in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Google Street View
Pizza Express in Tunbridge Wells. Picture: Google Street View

According to the BBC , the firm said neither worker had shown symptoms prior to their results, and that neither had worked following their tests.

It is understood Public Health England has advised Pizza Express on safety measures, and that close contacts of the two staff members have also been told to self-isolate for two weeks.

A Pizza Express spokesman told the BBC: "The significant protocols we put in place ahead of our reopening meant that we were able to identify and isolate this issue quickly."

Public health consultant Dr Maha Saeed added: "We are working with Pizza Express and Kent County Council to provide public health advice and help stop the spread of the virus.

"Businesses, including restaurants and pubs, have been asked to take certain measures to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, including ensuring staff can maintain social distancing wherever possible and are able to regularly wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, and cleaning frequently touched surfaces."

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