A "SUSPECTED norovirus outbreak" led to the closure of Musselburgh's JD Wetherspoon pub, The David MacBeth Moir.

Would-be customers found the Bridge Street premises closed on Thursday as it was given a deep clean.

Company spokesman Eddie Gershon said: "There was a suspected norovirus outbreak at the pub which affected a number of customers and staff.

"The pub’s management worked closely with environmental health officers (EHOs) and the pub underwent a deep clean.

“The EHO were happy with the swift action taken and gave management the go-ahead to reopen the pub on Friday morning."

Norovirus is highly infectious and causes vomiting and diarrhoea but usually passes in a couple of days. It is easily transmitted through contact with infected individuals or contaminated surfaces.

Commonly known as the winter vomiting bug, it has been at lower levels than normal throughout the pandemic, with less opportunity to spread between people in the community.

But as lockdown restrictions have eased, there has been an increase in cases across all age groups in the UK.