Checkers temporarily closed branches in Cape Town, one in Tableview and the other a Checkers Hyper in N1 City, after staff members tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Shoprite group says the N1 City store was closed on Friday and will only reopen in consultation with the provincial health department.
They also confirmed that the Checkers store in Tableview had to close on Thursday.
“Further screening of employees is taking place and a professional company is brought in to disinfect and clean the shop,” the group said.
“The Tableview store initially closed on April 14 and opened its doors again on Thursday, April 16, in consultation with the Department of Health.”
The Shoprite Group has called on customers who have health problems to contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases helpline or the government hotline.
The group also says people with fever should visit their mobile clinics for a consultation and, if necessary, are referred to the nearest approved testing laboratory for further tests.
If there are employees in their store who test positive, the store is immediately closed.
The group says employees from other stores, including the group’s OK furniture stores, are temporarily assigned to a Shoprite or Checkers supermarket that staff members need.