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On Thursday night officers immediately shut down the function and everyone who was present was asked to leave. The owners of the restaurant were issued with an immediate closure notice by Swansea Council. The business now has two weeks to put in place two-metre social distancing measures in the premises.
When these measures have been installed and controlled access to toilets implemented the business can re-open.
A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: “South Wales Police responded to a report of a gathering at the Adelina’s Bar and Kitchen, Mumbles Road, Swansea, at approximately 7.10 pm on Thursday, September 24.
“Upon arrival officers found a large number of people in attendance at a private function.
“The function was shut down and all attendees ordered to leave.
“Further enforcement action by South Wales Police and Swansea Council is currently being considered.”
The number of coronavirus cases in Swansea has jumped in just one week.
One a week ago the city’s infection rate was around 12 cases per 100,000.
The infection rate now is at 56.3 per 100,000.
Speaking to Wales Online Swansea councillor David Hopkins said: “We told businesses that we would take firm action if they failed to comply with Welsh Government rules.
“The latest lockdown measures mean it is now more important than ever that businesses pay attention to the latest regulations so we can keep the public safe and help prevent the spread of the virus.
“Many businesses in the city are doing the right thing, taking their responsibilities seriously and abiding by the rules.
“Those who don’t abide by the rules put their communities at risk and that is unacceptable.”
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As of September 25 the total number of coronavirus cases in the UK stands at 423,236.
Boris Johnson has tightened restrictions as the infection rate begins to surge higher by the day.
The Prime Minister was warned last week by Government physician Sir Patrick Vallance the UK could see 50,000 new coronavirus per day by mid-October.
Mr Johnson issued a statement that said: “We’ve reached a perilous turning point.
“No one underestimates the challenges the new measures will pose to many individuals and businesses, but we must take further action to control the resurgence in cases of the virus and protect the NHS.”
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