Tesco warehouse suffers coronavirus outbreak as workers infected with killer bug

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A Tesco warehouse has suffered a coronavirus outbreak as workers tested positive for the disease.

The huge distribution centre is the size of 712 tennis courts and a number of workers from the centre are said to be self-isolating at home, Edinburgh Live reports.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “The small number of colleagues that have tested positive for Covid-19 at our Livingstone Distribution Centre are self-isolating and their close contacts have been informed.

"We take the health and safety of our colleagues extremely seriously and are working closely with public health authorities.

"We have measures in place to ensure colleagues stay 2m apart throughout our centres and hand-sanitiser, masks, gloves and visors available to all colleagues.”

The huge distribution centre in West Lothian is two million square feet in size.

It supplies 318 stores across Scotland, Northern Ireland the North East of England and around 3.6million boxes of produce pass through it each week.

The giant warehouse has 70 aisles with 12m high shelves.

Trucks from the centre travel around 260,000 miles a week.

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