The owners of a Co Donegal restaurant have pleaded with other businesses to take Covid seriously after nine members of staff tested positive for the disease.
Mexican restaurant Buritto Loco closed its doors last Thursday as a precaution after a relative of a staff member tested positive.
Most of the staff at the restaurant on Letterkenny's Port Road showed mild or no symptoms at all.
But the owners have now confirmed that at present nine employees have tested positive.
A message on the restaurant's Facebook page confirmed "I can confirm that today we stand at 9 positive cases. We want to be as transparent as possible and share our journey to show other workplaces or groups how we dealt with this and how it transpired.
"All staff had mild to no symptoms, except for one who is still feeling poorly. All of us have been in contact with the Public Health Authority and are co-operating fully with their track and trace teams."
The owners revealed that once they had received word of a positive case, they called in all staff at 9am on Friday last and took temperature checks.
They all proved to be all normal and all members of staff contacted their GP’s to seek advice.
"We managed to get 90% of staff tested within two hours and the remainder got tested the next day. In our hearts, we believed that we would be back open on Monday, however, this was a process we had to go through to ensure that it was safe for everyone to return to work."