More staff have tested positive for coronavirus at Stoke-on-Trent’s biggest Tesco store.
StokeonTrentLive has been told nine staff have already tested positive for Covid-19 and at least 17 more workers were waiting for their results.
A Tesco spokesman has today refused to be drawn on how many coronavirus-hit staff are actually off work at the Hanley store.
A Tesco spokesman said: “A number of colleagues at our Hanley Extra store have tested positive for Covid-19. Their close contacts have been informed.
“The safety of our colleagues, customers and suppliers remains our number one priority and we are working with local public health authorities, following all Government guidance, and taking the relevant precautions.
“We have extensive measures across all our stores to help keep everyone safe, including protective screens at every checkout, social distancing signs and regular cleaning.”