Virus outbreak closes Pret a Manger in Norwich
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Pret a Manger in Norwich's Haymarket is closed due to an outbreak of coronavirus.
A spokesman for the cafe chain confirmed that the site will be closed for a period of time after staff were told to isolate.
A sign on the door simply says the site is temporarily closed, but there is no mention of the virus outbreak.
The spokesman added: “We’ve temporarily closed our Norwich shop after a number of team members were asked to self-isolate.
"The safety of our customers and team members is our number one priority and we’ll be reopening our shop after a deep clean.”
Pret a Manger have not confirmed whether a member of staff has tested positive.
The news comes as the infection rate in Norfolk rose over the past seven days.
As of March 10 the infection rate was 33.7 cases per 100,000 people.
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As of March 17 this was 35.6 cases - driven by a spike in Norwich which rose from 27.7 to 36.3 cases per 100,000 people.
Norfolk Public Health said: “We are aware of situation and will provide public health advice and guidance as necessary.”