Health service issues advisory after COVID-19 case at east London bar this weekend


The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) issued an advisory after a person with COVID-19 visited a bar in east London over the weekend.

The health unit said a customer infected with the virus was at Paranyde Bar & Grill, 1100 Commissioners Road East on Friday and Saturday evenings. The MLHU was informed of the positive result of the test on Tuesday evening.

The health unit says it is unable to complete contact tracing as there was no record of who potentially came into contact with the positive case. The boss showed up at the bar on Friday and Saturday between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

“There is a risk that anyone who has had close contact with this person has been exposed to COVID-19. Since we do not have a list of possible close contacts of this person, this will be very important for anyone who begins to develop COVID Symptoms to be tested immediately, ”said Dr. Alex Summers, Deputy Medical Officer of Health for MLHU in a press release.

“Whether or not they have been to Paranyde Bar & Grill or not, we advise anyone who begins to show symptoms to book a COVID-19 test immediately.”

Anyone who may have been exposed is urged to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and, if present, to get tested for the virus.

The situation also prompted the health unit to remind businesses of the importance of collecting customer contact information for contact tracing purposes.


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