Popular Hull pub forced to shut after coronavirus case

Popular pub The Minerva announces immediate closure after a coronavirus scare.

Mangement took to the Nelson Street pub’s Facebook page to share the “devastating” news.

The decision was made in a bid to protect customers after a member of the Minerva team tested positive for Covid.

Read more: Minerva in ‘despair’ after council threatens pub with prosecution

Customers at the popular city centre spot have faced a number of disappointing announcements since the lockdown restrictions were eased.

The Minerva pub
(Image: Mail News and Media)

The pub, which is one of the city’s oldest and most famous, were forced to shut in April after facing a threat of prosecution from the council.

It came after a request was put in to use the outside pavement to place outdoor seating for its customers but this was refused by Hull City Council.

The pub was able to serve takeaway food and drinks but were warned that if they do not abide the rules they could be prosecuted.

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The council put in place a road closure so that the Nelson Street pub could welcome back its loyal regulars.

But, it faces another closure and stated on social media: “It is with a heavy heart that we need to close temporarily.

“This is with immediate effect due to a member of our team testing positive.

“We are absolutely devastated to cancel bookings with us on Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15.

“As a team we will all be tested & we are undertaking a full deep clean of Minerva to ensure it is safe for our team & our wonderful customers.

“We are sincerely sorry to all of our lovely customers who had bookings with us, and we thank you for your understanding.

“We hope to see you once re-opened on Friday 16th July -until then please take care.

“Thank you for all your support. Team Minerva X.”

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