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Kalymnos Pastries voluntarily closes for deep cleaning after being named low risk Covid exposure site

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SA Health has listed a total of 15 exposure sites related to three positive COVID-19 cases, including Kalymnos Pastries at Torrensville. 

The store has been listed as a low-risk casual contact site after a close contact of a Covid case visited the store between 11.15 am and 11.55 am on Tuesday.

Owner George Diakomichalis said he was notified of the exposure by health officials, who told him the shop was allowed to continue trading.

However, he said he and his wife made the decision to voluntarily close on Friday, for one day, so that the site could be cleaned.

“It’s overkill but we have a duty to protect our customers, so we’re basically cleaning the place from top to bottom – sanitising everything with bleaches and detergent” he tells The Advertiser

“We’re one of the first places that’s been hit (in SA), but we knew it was coming and this is what we need to do to get through it and back to normality.”

George and Eleni Diakomichalis of Kalymnos Pastries, Torrensville (Photo: AAP/ Keryn Stevens)

The shop, which will reopen on Saturday, has received an outpour of support since Mr Diakomichalis took to social media on Thursday night to announce the temporary closure.

Despite the exposure, he said he agrees with the decision to open the state’s borders.

“The reality is we have to go back to normality sooner rather than later,” he said.

“There are a lot of families who have been separated for a long time, and I understand we need to be able to live with this and do the right things.”

Low-risk casual contacts must monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if any develop. 

You can find information on testing site hours and the nearest site to you on the SA Health website.

Source: The Advertiser

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