A POPULAR Airdrie restaurant has closed for a deep clean after a customer tested positive for coronavirus.

The Tipsy Cow, on Alexander Street, announced on Facebook today that it would close "immediately" effective today for a deep clean and will remain closed tomorrow. 

A customer who later tested positive for the virus dined at the restaurant on Saturday evening. 

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In a statement on social media, Tipsy Cow bosses said: "We have been informed that a customer who was dining with us on Saturday evening has tested positive for Covid- 19. As a result of this we will be closing immediately today and tomorrow to undertake a deep clean of the premises as we have a duty to ensure the safety of all customers and staff.

"We do ask that if you have any symptoms or are waiting for test results that you do not join us. Also if you have been in close contact with anyone who is suspected of having Covid or you have returned from travelling overseas we would also ask that you do not visit. People’s health is at risk and we ask that you all bare this is mind."

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The restaurant also said that "all relevant details" had been passed on to NHS Scotland's Trace and Protect team, who would contact customers who came into contact with the person, if necessary. 

They added: "We will re-open on Wednesday and we look forward to seeing you back with us. Remember to always follow the government guidelines, sanitise your hands regularly and most importantly stay safe."