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ShopriteBusiness Insider reports that Shoprite and Checkers have rolled out daily temperature testing of their employees at the start of their shifts.  A high temperature is typically the first symptom of Covid-19.  

Those who have high temperatures will be referred to the store’s mobile clinics, which are being established across the country.  Employees have also started wearing plastic face shields that are santised on the hour.  Other retailers have also been rolling out protective measures for their staff over the past week.  Clicks has equipped its workers with perspex visors designed to offer protection from droplets from potentially infected customers.  And Pick n Pay has rolled out perspex screens at till points in 300 stores, while all stores will have them soon.


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