STO employee tests positive, prompting decontamination of several properties

STO Supermart in Male' City. (File Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

National Emergency Operations Center, on Saturday, announced a State Trading Organization (STO) employee had tested positive for COVID-19, prompting decontamination of several of the company’s properties.

At a NEOC press briefing tonight, spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez said the STO employee who tested positive had been housed at one of the company’s labor quarters.

“In response to this, the STO supermarket, STO trade center, and the STO labor quarter in Ameenee Magu, Maafannu district have been placed under monitoring,” said Mabrouq.

He added that the STO supermarket and STO trade center warehouse were being decontaminated in response to the case.

“I have been informed the decontamination work will be wrapped up at approximately 11 pm tonight and the STO supermarket and the warehouse will return to normalcy,” said Mabrouq.

The services of STO’s e-store have also been suspended in response to the case.

However, the services will resume on Sunday, said Mabrouq.