A cluster of 13 instances of Covid-19 linked to a pub in Aberdeen is being investigated by public well being officers.
NHS Grampian says the instances are related to The Hawthorn Bar within the metropolis centre.
The pub’s homeowners mentioned that some clients who visited on Sunday, July 26, have since examined optimistic for the virus.
All those that examined optimistic are displaying solely delicate signs, although the well being board says there could also be additional instances linked to the cluster.
The Hawthorn Bar had bodily distancing measures in place and get in touch with tracing is being carried out according to the Scottish Authorities’s Check and Defend scheme.
Dr Emmanuel Okpo, guide in public well being medication, mentioned: “Our well being safety staff are chatting with the confirmed instances, establishing who they’ve been in touch with and offering additional recommendation on isolation and testing as required.
“We’re additionally finishing up wider contact tracing work, as a part of the Check and Defend scheme.
“We can’t rule out the potential of detecting additional instances linked to this cluster.”
He continued: “These instances spotlight that Covid-19 nonetheless poses an actual danger to all of us.
“We can’t emphasise sufficient the necessity for everybody to take all the mandatory precautions to maintain themselves and others secure.
“This implies sporting a face protecting when required, practising thorough hand hygiene, sustaining bodily distancing, and avoiding crowded locations.
“This final level is vitally necessary as eating places and pubs are opening up. Should you arrive at a venue and you are feeling it’s too busy to look at bodily distancing, then take into account leaving.”
The homeowners of the pub, which has an adjoining bar referred to as The Adams, mentioned that they had been given permission to proceed buying and selling by the council’s environmental well being staff.
In a put up on Fb, they mentioned: “Our venue underwent additional deep cleansing in addition to ‘decontamination by fogging’.
“We guarantee all clients we’ve been and proceed to do our utmost to guard their security and we proceed with strict guidelines and measures in place.
“We do ask all clients to be further vigilant and cling to our insurance policies always.”
They continued: “Our ideas are with these affected and we want them a speedy restoration.
“Please take into account this can be a very tough time for us and we hope our clients proceed to help us all through.”