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October 8, 2020

Sunderland micropub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

A micropub, thought to be one of the smallest in Sunderland, has closed after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

The Lighthouse micropub on Sea Road, Sunderland, announced on Tuesday (October 6), that the building would undergo a deep clean after a positive case.

They said a customer who visited the pub on Friday night (October 2) at 7.55pm tested positive for the virus and as a result, will be closed until further notice.

In a statement, the pub said: "We have been informed that a customer who visited the Lighthouse on Friday night at 7.55pm has since tested positive for Covid-19.

"The pub will undergo a deep clean and remain closed until we can invite customers back safely."

After further restrictions were imposed across the North East the pub announced a number of rules to keep people visiting safely.

A number of businesses and schools across the region have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes after it was recently reported that Boris Johnson is considering putting millions in the North of England into a tougher lockdown after the rate of coronavirus cases almost doubled in a week.

Pubs and restaurants, as well as all but essential shops, could be forced to close in hard-hit cities - though schools and workplaces would remain open, as Covid-19 cases continue to soar.

"The pub will undergo a deep clean and remain closed until we can invite customers back safely"
The Lighthouse micropub
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