A GLASGOW pub has been forced to close after a customer tested positive for Covid-19.

South Side bar The Old Govan Arms confirmed the news this afternoon with the watering hole due to undergo a deep clean tonight. 

Bosses hope to reopen in the coming days and have moved to reassure punters they are taking all of the necessary steps. 

In a statement, the pub's chiefs wrote: "In light of recent news that one of our customers has tested positive for COVID-19, we have taken a cautious decision on our own to close the pub as of immediate effect.

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"We have contacted NHS Track & Trace and are awaiting guidance on what the steps are going forward.

"We have NOT been advised as yet to close but we think for the safety of customers until we know more its in the best interest for everyone.

"The premise will undertake a COVID deep clean tonight and hopefully following guidelines we will be able to open back up in the coming days."