Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 8 July 2020

Three pubs forced to close just days after reopening after customers test positive for ‘virus’ in test not testing for the ‘virus’

At least three pubs have closed their doors just days after reopening because customers tested positive for coronavirus.

Bars in England welcomed back drinkers at the weekend for the first time since the hospitality sector went into lockdown in March, reopening as part of so-called “Super Saturday”.

But three establishments have alerted their patrons to say they have to close again after reporting cases of COVID-19.

The Lighthouse Kitchen and Carvery in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, said a customer had tested positive and it was making its way through a list of people who were in the bar on Saturday.

In a statement posted on Facebook, it added: “All our staff are going to be tested and we will reopen when the time is safe to do so.”

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