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COVID-19 spike in UK forces new pubs to close down

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PUBS in Scotland reopened beer gardens on Monday but in England indoor drinking was permitted at the weekend.

  Return to normal life seems not close in UK as a number of pubs which reopened their doors for the first time on Saturday have been forced to close again due to continued recording of coronavirus positive cases.

  Signs of social life sprang up in England with bars welcoming drinkers at the weekend after a lengthy lockdown which saw the hospitality sector shut since March, while Scotland took a shot at reopening bars by allowing beer gardens to open yesterday.

  The euphoria has been cut short with three establishments already alerting their patrons of a fresh closedown due to cases of COVID-19 that keep running high.

  According to Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, report, a customer had tested positive and the Café is now compiling list of people that visited the bar on Saturday.

  In a Facebook post, the pub stated,  “all our staff are going to be tested and we will reopen when the time is safe to do so.”

  In the same vein, Fox and Hounds in Batley, West Yorkshire, said it would be closed until further notice after receiving a call from a customer on Monday to say they had tested positive for coronavirus.

  Posting on its Facebook page, it said , “all staff had since taken a test and added that the pub will be “fully deep cleaned and when safe to do so we will reopen our doors”.

  Another pub, in Alverstoke, Gosport, popularly known as The Village Home Pub said it had also “had a case of coronavirus in the pub”, adding that “some of us are in isolation”.

  In its statement on Facebook also, it said, “the pub is now shut but all being well will open again on Saturday. Anyone who was in the pub over the weekend, there is no need to isolate unless you show symptoms or are contacted direct by the trace group. Thank you and hope to see you soon.”

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