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Pubs close again after customers test positive for COVID-19

Pubs close again after customers test positive for COVID-19

Author: Wardah Sempa | Tuesday 7th July 2020

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A number of pubs which reopened for the first time since lockdown measures have had to close again after customers tested positive for coronavirus.

Bars across England welcomed drinkers on Saturday more than three months after the coronavirus outbreak closed down the hospitality sector. But three pubs reportedly have since alerted their patrons that they have had to shut again after cases of COVID-19 were detected.

The Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, said a customer had tested positive.

The pub added it was making its way through a list of people who were in the bar on Saturday and may have come into contact with the customer. In a statement posted on Facebook, the pub added: "All our staff are going to be tested and we will reopen when the time is safe to do so."