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The COVID-19 pandemic is a major public health problem with societal and economic consequences on a worldwide scale thereby having a significant impact on all aspects of our lives. Because of the great number of visits they face, supermarkets are an important space for the spread of the virus to both customers and employees. In order to remedy this, numerous rearrangements are observed in these areas. Thus, a simplified and applicable prevention plan at the individual and collective levels is necessary in the process of progressive recovery of the economy.
This manuscript presents an example of the functioning of a supermarket in the capital city of Cameroon and the risks of contracting the Coronavirus infection. It proposes some solutions to reduce the risk of infection with SARS-CoV 2 and thus, to curb its spread thereby enabling a better safety for the workers and customers in supermarkets. The proposal for this response plan was inspired by some failures observed in a mini supermarket in Cameroon. However, these solutions can be adapted and better improved depending on the context.


COVID-19; supermarkets; work safety; response plan; Cameroon

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Wouoliyou , N. A. ., Massongo, M. ., & Jean Berthelot, Z. . (2021). COVID-19, Work-Related Health and Safety in Supermarkets: Prevention and Response Plan. HEALTH SCIENCES AND DISEASE, 22(12). Retrieved from


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