A Domino’s worker in Scotland has reportedly died after contracting coronavirus.

Mofizul Islam, 49, who worked at the fast-food chain’s outlet in Eskbank, Midlothian, stopped working after the government announced the lockdown on March 23.

The driver is said to have fallen ill days later and passed away last week, with staff at the store informed of his death on Monday

Sources allegedly told The Sun the shop, which remains open, is too small for workers to abide by social distancing rules.

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However, a Domino’s spokesperson said the company was ‘continually making changes’ to protect workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.



They added that they still hadn’t been notified about a possible Covid-19 case, but had closed the store to perform a deep-clean as a precaution.

Domino’s spokesperson Nina Arnott said: ‘We were very sorry that hear Mofizul Islam, a store colleague of one of our franchisees, has died, and pass on the condolences of everyone at Domino’s to his family.

‘Mofizul had not worked for Domino’s since 22 March, having decided not to come into work following the government’s nationwide lockdown.

‘Domino’s remains open in support of the UK government’s advice, which says food delivery services play an important role in helping people stay at home.

‘We’re continually making changes such as Contact Free Delivery, stopping collections, ending cash handling, simplifying the menu and creating floor markers to encourage colleagues to follow Government rules for food production which says ‘employers must take reasonable action’ to implement distancing guidelines.

‘Whilst we hadn’t been notified about a Covid-19 with a former colleague, as a precautionary measure we did close the store to perform a thorough deep clean.’

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