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Pieter Delport
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27 Apr 2020
12:52 pm

Pick n Pay in Bloemfontein closes after employee suffers fatal asthma attack in store

Pieter Delport

According to a statement by the management of Northridge Mall, the man had a long history of asthma attacks, and his death was not Covid-19-related.

Pick n Pay. File photo.

The Pick n Pay branch in Northridge Mall, Bloemfontein temporarily closed its doors on Sunday after an employee died in the store as a result of an apparent asthma attack, reports Bloemfontein Courant.

According to a statement by the management of Northridge Mall, the man had a long history of asthma attacks.

The centre management dismissed rumours that started to circulate after the incident, which suggest that the man’s death was Covid-19 related.

“The management of  Pick n Pay confirmed to us that the employee died after an asthma attack, and that the incident had nothing to do with the coronavirus. This was just a sad and unforeseen event,” reads the statement.

The centre management offered its condolences to the family of the deceased as well as to the staff and management of Pick n Pick.

According to the statement, Pick n Pay Northridge Mall will open again for business on Monday.

Pick n Pay management declined to comment.

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