A DOMINO’S pizza store worker has died after contracting coronavirus, we can reveal.
Mofizul Islam, 49, worked at the fast food chain’s outlet in Eskbank, Midlothian.
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Staff were told of his death on Monday, but the store remained open.
Sources claimed the unit is too small for social distancing rules.
Mofizul stopped working after the government announced a lockdown but took ill days later and died last week.
Domino’s said they still hadn’t been notified about a possible Covid-19 case, but confirmed they did a thorough deep clean to reassure everyone.
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Nina Arnott, Domino’s spokesperson said: “We were very sorry that hear Mofizul Islam, a store colleague of one of our franchisees, has died, and pass on the condolences of everyone at Domino’s to his family.
“Mofizul had not worked for Domino’s since 22 March, having decided not to come into work following the government’s nationwide lockdown.
“Domino’s remains open in support of the UK government’s advice, which says food delivery services play an important role in helping people stay at home.
“We’re continually making changes such as Contact Free Delivery, stopping collections, ending cash handling, simplifying the menu and creating floor markers to encourage colleagues to follow Government rules for food production which says ‘employers must take reasonable action’ to implement distancing guidelines.
“Whilst we hadn’t been notified about a Covid-19 with a former colleague, as a precautionary measure we did close the store to perform a thorough deep clean.”
A total of of 447 Scots have now died from coronavirus after 81 more passed away overnight. The death toll for the whole of the UK stands at 7,978.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed there are 4,957 positive cases of Covid-19 in Scotland, an increase of 392 on Wednesday’s figure. Across the entire country, there are 65,077 confirmed cases.
Greater Glasgow and Clyde is the worst-hit region in Scotland, with 1,251 positive cases.
There are 747 in the Lothians with coronavirus, 667 in Tayside and 607 in Lanarkshire.
The Orkney Islands are the least-affected area in the country, with less than five cases.
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