A HOME worker who found a used tissue and packet of chewing gum in a new jacket she bought online has tested positive for coronavirus.
Ciara Mackintosh, 24, grabbed the tissue when she put her hand inside the pocket of the £15 trench coat from Pretty Little Thing.
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She said she started feeling ill 36 hours on and later tested positive.
Ciara, from North London, told The Sun: "I've been working from home for months and so decided to buy myself the jacket as a treat along with some other things.
''When it arrived I put it on and wore it for an hour or so before putting my hand in the pocket and pulled out a used tissue and a packet of chewing gum.
"I screamed and felt physically sick and I took the jacket off straight away.
"I contacted Pretty Little Thing and told them what had happened but they didn't seem at all interested.
''Later the next day I started feeling ill and I lost my sense of taste and smell, a cough and a temperature.
"I didn't feel well at all and so I took a Covid test and it came back positive.
''I have been working from home and haven't been out so I can only have got it from the jacket and tissue so I told Pretty Little Thing but they just fobbed me off.''
Pretty Little Thing said it is investigating.
Later PLT said the jacket had been shipped from a warehouse by Clipper Logistics and added a further statement from them.
It said:"At Clipper Logistics, people are at the heart of what we deliver to our customers, and we have strict training and quality assurance processes and procedures in place designed to ensure the highest standards of service and customer experience throughout our business.
"We apologise that the item did not reach our own high standards and we are currently undertaking a robust investigation into the complaint made.”
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