Business left short staffed
Amcal Pharmacy in Shepparton is short at least five staff as delivery requests increase.
Former owner of the pharmacy John Anderson is among a few staff members who have stepped in to help.
Owners Melvin and Archana Deo are in isolation along with three other staff members as a result of the school exposure sites.
‘‘We talked to the staff this morning and they said they’re a bit more prepared today,’’ Mr Deo said.
Mr Anderson said the phones had been ‘‘crazy’’ and deliveries had multiplied rapidly since the Shepparton COVID-19 outbreak began.
‘‘There are people calling for deliveries that haven’t had deliveries before,’’ he said.
‘‘We’re doing our best to serve the community.’’
Mr Deo also owns Priceline Pharmacy in Shepparton Marketplace, which is in a similar situation.
‘‘There’s normally seven people on the floor there and there’s only three today,’’ he said.