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Wetherspoon pub remains open despite three workers testing positive

Three workers at a Wetherspoon have tested positive for coronavirus – but the pub will remain open.

The cases were at the North and South Wales Bank, on High Street in Wrexham, North Wales.

Other members of staff are now self-isolating and Public Health Wales has been informed, MailOnline reports.

JD Wetherspoon press officer Eddie Gershon said the chain has been told no further action needs to be taken.

He said: ‘We can confirm that three members of staff have tested positive at the North and South Wales Bank in Wrexham.

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‘As a result a number of other staff are self-isolating as a precaution.

‘All of the required controls are in place. All of the positive cases have been reported to Public Health Wales.

‘We have discussed our operating plan with Public Health Wales and they do not require us to take any further action at this time.

‘The Test, Trace and Protect information is available to the contact tracing team should they wish to use it.’ 

Wrexham has been considered a local hotspot for the virus after a food factory there saw 237 cases last month.

The Rowan Foods plant, which processes food for supermarkets across the UK including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda, employs more than 1,000 people on the Wrexham Industrial Estate.

Staff came forward to the media to claim they had asked for the factory to close down amid fears they would catch Covid-19.

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