Uk news Cluster of 13 coronavirus cases linked to pub in Aberdeen MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - A string of punters who visited the The Hawthorn Bar in Aberdeen on July 26 have tested positive.
Breaking News ! A cluster of 13 cases of Covid-19 has been linked to a pub in Aberdeen. Public health officials are investigating the new cases, which are associated with The Hawthorn Bar in the city centre. Customers who visited the pub on Sunday, July 26 have since tested positive for the virus and are showing mild symptoms. Punters who visited on July 26 have tested positive (Image: Daily Record) NHS Grampian has warned there may be further cases linked to the cluster. The owners of the pub, connected to adjoining bar called The Adams, has been given permission to continue trading by the council's environmental health team. In a post on Facebook, they said: "Our venue underwent further deep cleaning as well as 'decontamination by fogging'. Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Scotland's covid contact tracing strategy 'shambles' and vital app not available for months "We assure all customers we have been and continue to do our utmost to protect their safety and we continue with strict rules and measures in place. "We do ask all customers to be extra vigilant and adhere to our policies at all times. "Our thoughts are with those affected and we wish them a speedy recovery. "Please consider this is a very difficult time for us and we hope our customers continue to support us throughout.
. Dr Emmanuel Okpo, consultant in public health medicine, said: "Our health protection team are speaking to the confirmed cases, establishing who they have been in contact with and providing further advice on isolation and testing as required.
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"We are also carrying out wider contact tracing work, as part of the Test and Protect scheme. "We cannot rule out the possibility of detecting further cases linked to this cluster." "These cases highlight that Covid-19 still poses a real risk to all of us. "We cannot emphasise enough the need for everyone to take all the necessary precautions to keep themselves and others safe.
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"This means wearing a face covering when required, practising thorough hand hygiene, maintaining physical distancing, and avoiding crowded places. "This last point is vitally important as restaurants and pubs are opening up. If you arrive at a venue and you feel it's too busy to observe physical distancing, then consider leaving."
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