COVID-19 strikes restaurants: The Bombay Canteen staff member tests positive after Yauatcha – Mumbai Mirror

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Mumbai: After bringing industries and transportation to a standstill, the contagious coronavirus has now made its way into the popular kitchens of the city. On Tuesday, The Bombay Canteen announced that one of its staff members has tested positive and that it has decided to stop food delivery until further notice.

The Lower Parel restaurant released an official statement which read, “We deeply regret to inform our guests, associates, and delivery partners that a team member has tested asymptomatic for COVID-19 on May 19th, 2020. We are taking all the necessary precautions. Our delivery kitchen will be closed until further notice for complete sanitisation and thorough deep cleaning, the team will be self-isolating for the stipulated period, and we’re making sure everyone is getting tested.”

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They added that the restaurant is getting in touch with all the guests and customers who ordered food from them since the time the staff member joined work.

The Bombay Canteen's statement

The Bombay Canteen’s statement

A few days ago, Yauatcha Mumbai, which is located in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) had also announced the discontinuation of its delivery services after a team member tested positive on May 16.

“In spite of taking all precautionary measures and ensuring the utmost level of hygiene, we are saddened to announce that a team member has tested positive for COVID-19 on 16th May 2020,” their statement read.

Yauatacha Mumbai's statement

Yauatacha Mumbai’s statement

So far, Mumbai has reported over 22,500 positive cases of coronavirus along with 800 fatalities. Restaurants and food joints across the city have been prohibited from taking on-table orders, but have been permitted to operate their kitchens with limited staff for online food delivery.

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