Eastbourne store closes over coronavirus fears

An Eastbourne business has shut down over coronavirus concerns.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 3:50 pm
Photo by Jon Rigby SUS-201102-151253001

Electrical supplier Rexel, in Hargreaves Road, is closed temporarily after reports a staff member was in contact with someone who could be infected.

A spokesperson for the company said, “A member of staff at our Eastbourne branch has come into contact with someone suspected of having coronavirus.

“While this is not a confirmed case of the illness, Rexel and our staff in the locality are strictly following the relevant NHS and government advice as a precaution and the Eastbourne branch is temporarily closed.”

Rexel in Hargreaves Busness Park, Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-201102-151242001

A sign in the doorway says due to ‘unforeseen operational and health and safety reasons’ the store will be closed temporarily.

This comes after pods have been set up at Eastbourne DGH for people to be assessed for coronavirus.

In nearby Brighton, a number of people have tested positive for the virus and are being treated in specialist hospitals.

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