Wetherspoons reveals 66 workers have tested positive for coronavirus

Wetherspoons reveals 66 workers have tested positive for coronavirus with outbreaks reported at 50 of its 861 pubs Chain confirmed 28 of the workers have already returned to pubs after isolating The company hasn't revealed which of its 861 pubs have been affected  32million Brits have crammed into Wetherspoons pubs since they reopened Wetherspoons boss claims chain has invested £15M into safeguarding its pubs

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 11:35 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 12:03 BST, 14 September 2020

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Wetherspoons has revealed that 66 workers across 50 of its pubs have tested positive for coronavirus but insists they are still safe to visit.  

The chain confirmed that 28 of the 66 employees who tested positive have already returned to work after self-isolating.

Two pubs had up to four employees infected and six have confirmed two while the remaining 40 have reported just one worker testing positive for Covid-19.   

JD Wetherspoon, which employs 43,000 people across its 861 pubs said that the vast majority of its establishments have recorded no positive cases. 

The company hasn't revealed which pubs have been affected.   

Wetherspoons has revealed that 66 workers across 50 of its pubs have tested positive for coronavirus but insists they are still safe to visit. Pictured is the Felix Holt in Nuneaton

Wetherspoons has revealed that 66 workers across 50 of its pubs have tested positive for coronavirus but insists they are still safe to visit. Pictured is the Felix Holt in Nuneaton

Last month, three staff at the North and South Wales Bank in Wrexham, North Wales, tested positive but it remained open. 

The firm said most of the reported cases have been mild or asymptomatic and 28 of the 66 employees have already returned to work, after self-isolating in accordance with medical guidelines. 

It follows a rise in new coronavirus cases, with a further 3,330 positive cases recorded in the UK on Sunday. 

A whopping 32million Brits have crammed into Wetherspoons pubs since they reopened on July 4. 

Pubs don't have to close after finding a positive test result unless they are made to do so by local health protection officials.   

Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin recently shot down claims made by a disease

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