Bingo halls in the UK have only been open for five days and already we have our first coronavirus scare.
According to a report in WalesOnline, visitors to Castle Bingo in Neath have been warned by the local council that they are at risk of infection from the coronavirus after a player at the bingo hall tested positive for COVID-19.
The warning was issued by Neath Port Talbot Council's test, trace, protect service after a patron attending Castle Bingo in Neath on Monday, May 17 was confirmed to have tested positive for coronavirus.
Anyone that attended the Castle Bingo Neath venue on the reopening day is urged to be mindful of the symptoms of the coronavirus. Anyone showing symptoms is required to stay at home, gest tested, and stay at home until they are in receipt of a negative result.
Wales Seeing Surge of Cases
The coronavirus scare and warning comes after the number of cases of the Indian variant of the coronavirus has more than doubled over the last seven days in Wales. Until last week, there were 11 cases of the new Indian variant called VOC-21APR-02. However, this figure has surged to 25 as of Tuesday, May 18th.
With bingo halls reopened and in full swing, this is the only reported case so far. Bingo halls are applying (or should be anyway) strict safety measures and let's hope the bingo news doesn't feature more coronavirus infection stories.
Ben has been an massive bingo enthusiast and fan since playing at the seaside as a kid. Dedicated to bringing you the latest and best bingo news from the UK