SEVERAL staff members at a pub have been advised to "self-isolate" after a man with coronavirus visited their workplace.

A reported five employees who were working on the night the man was at The Grenadier in Hangleton Road, Hove, have been told to stay at home.

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A source told The Argus the infected man visited between 7pm and 9pm last Saturday.

A spokesman for the pub said bosses had been contacted by Public Health England.


He said: "We have had an incident where a man has come into the pub who has since been confirmed as having coronavirus.

"Any staff working that day have been put in self-isolation."

The un-named man was confirmed as the UK's third coronavirus case on Thursday.

Professor Keith Willett, NHS strategic incident director said he called NHS 111 for advice on the illness before being diagnosed.

He said: "After a telephone assessment, they were advised to make their way to Royal Sussex County Hospital Brighton for testing.

"Following a pre-arranged plan with the NHS they drove themselves to the hospital, were tested in isolation and away from public areas of the hospital, and returned home in isolation in their own car."

The man had recently returned to the country from a business trip to Singapore.

While there he visited a business conference at a hotel where at least three other Asian delegates also caught the disease.

The conference, held over three days from January 20, was organised by British firm Servomex, which is based in Crowborough.