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It comes after 10 people showed as positive for having the infection, according to The Sun.

Health chiefs are warning punters who drank in the Crown and Anchor in Stone, Staffordshire, should go and get a Covid-19 test.

10 people have tested positive for Covid-19 sparking an urgent warning from health bosses that drinkers should get tested. An emergency test station has been established

Health chiefs are now warning drinkers to get tested

The viral video showed people packed into the garden

People who drank in the Crown and Anchor now face isolation

And drinkers who went to the boozer between July 16 and 18 may now have to self isolate.

Hundreds of drinkers who crammed into a pub “like sardines” are being told to urgently get tested for coronavirus.

An emergency test station has now been put up in a nearby car park today and will be again on Friday.

The post read: “By saying that we are grateful and appreciative of all our customers and want to make it a safe environment for when we reopen next weekend. We will be posting our updated guidelines.

It added that it would “review our risk assessment in order to deal with the difficulty that we faced with social distancing.”

In a post on Facebook, the pub said it would close “due to the overwhelming amount of people visiting”.

The drinkers appeared to be packed into the garden “like sardines”, and looked to be flouting social distancing rules.

It comes after a video went viral showing boozing punters packing into the pub’s beer garden.

And to make matters worse, one person who tested positive for the virus held a private party, the County Council said.

Ayrron Robinson, 31, who filmed the clip, told the Sun: “I was very concerned by the amount of people who were there – at least 200.

“If we do have to go into local lockdown then the pub has a lot to answer for.”

“It is important that anyone drinking or working in the pub on that weekend gets tested as soon as possible, which is why we’ve organised for a mobile testing unit to be in the town all day tomorrow and Friday.”

Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s director for public health said: “As part of our outbreak control duties, we are dealing with an outbreak at the Crown and Anchor pub in Stone.

Speaking of the spread, he told the BBC: “It does appear that one of the people who caught the infection at The Crown and Anchor was then at a private event where there was further transmission of the infection.

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