A second pub in a village has temporarily closed as a preventative measure, due to a rise in cases of coronavirus.
The Plough, at Littlethorpe near Narborough, announced the closure on its Facebook page yesterday.
The pub is in the same village as The Old Inn, which, as we reported yesterday, is currently closed due to a confirmed case of Covid-19 at the venue, and a suspected case in the team.
The Plough’s post said: “Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, we have taken the decision to close the pub as of today (Monday 12th October).
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“This isn’t a decision we have taken lightly, however we have a duty to protect not only our staff, but all of our customers and residents within the surrounding areas. We hope to re-open on Monday 19th October.
“Apologises for the problems this may cause.”
Although the pub is closed, the on-site restaurant The Thai Kitchen will be open for takeaways on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
In addition, The Freemasons Arms, in Market Harborough, is temporarily shut after one of its staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
Leicester restaurant The Case closed at the end of September, and Sutton Cheney pub Hercules Revived closed at the start of this month after staff members tested positive. Both are due to reopen today.