Paper: Viljandi Hesburger worker tests positive for COVID-19 ({{contentCtrl.commentsTotal}})

The Uku Keskus shopping mall in Viljandi, location of the Hesburger branch whose staff member tested positive for coronavirus.
The Uku Keskus shopping mall in Viljandi, location of the Hesburger branch whose staff member tested positive for coronavirus. Source: Google Maps

An employee at a Hesburger fast food outlet in the southern Estonian town of Viljandi has been diagnosed with COVID-19, regional daily Sakala reports.

The Health Board (Terviseamet) urges all those who have been to the restaurant, located in the Uku shopping mall, to see a doctor if they feel unwell or display even mild symptoms, Sakala says (link in Estonian).

The infected Hesburger employee was at work July 28-August 4, Viljandi's city government reports, and one other staff member has also been tested.

It is not clear whether the Hesburger staff member worked preparing food or serving customers.

Hesburger has declined to comment on the case.

The last COVID-19 case in Viljandi was reported on July 25. The carrier was a Polish citizen working there.

Viljandi County has been one of the least affected areas in the pandemic to date, with a rate of 5.61 positive tests per 10,000 inhabitants (compared with 13.49 for Harju County and 167.03 for Saaremaa).

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