'It was obvious this would happen': How Facebook reacted after Gosport pub closes after suspected case of coronavirus

A GOSPORT pub has been forced to close following a suspected case of coronavirus.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 8:36 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 8:37 pm
The Village Home pub in Village Road, Alverstoke, has had to close its doors after a suspected case of coronavirus. Picture: Sarah Standing (060720-1175)

The Village Home Pub in Village Road, Gosport had reopened to customers over the weekend but has now been forced to close its doors once again.

A post appeared on the pub’s Facebook page today to say there was a case of coronavirus in the pub – though it is unknown who has contracted the virus.

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Here’s how our readers reacted to the story on Facebook:

Lorraine Puddicombe wrote: ‘It was obvious this would happen, I will not be going to any pub crowded place /beach any time soon.’

Steve Flynn said: ‘What an absolute surprise.’

Ruby Red Scarlett Sta wrote: ‘Everyone who went there staff and customers should be isolating for two weeks irregardless of symptoms or lack off, as they know they have been in contact with someone positive.’

Sheila Garrity said: ‘And this was only the first weekend pubs were open.’

Cazz Jones wrote: ‘Hopefully the test is negative.’

Kieran Gamblen said: ‘“No need to isolate” - but do we know who it was? Is this a confirmed case? What if other customers came into contact with this person. If anyone was there over the weekend shouldn’t they isolate for 14 days? “Will open again on Saturday”, you should be more concerned about getting a deep clean done, not when you’ll reopen.’

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