A POPULAR Chinese restaurant on the Costa Blanca has been forced to close after several staff members allegedly tested positive for coronavirus.

Casa Lili in Moraira is temporarily closed after four of its workers discovered they had COVID-19, according to local sources.

The restaurant did not answer calls from the Olive Press but its website says it will re-open on October 9.

Casa Lili
CLOSED: Casa Lili in Moraira will re-open on October 9, according to its website

“Anyone who has eaten there in the past week should self-isolate at home or get tested if they become ill,” an expat told the Olive Press.

The restaurant is popular among the expat community and is situated on Pintor EL Greco , Moraira, near the border of Benitachell.

Restaurants and bars are feared to be one of the driving forces behind the second wave currently gripping Spain.

In hardest hit areas such as Madrid, new lockdown-style measures in the biggest hit neighbourhoods have seen capacity limits tightened.

However as of Friday, the Valenciana region had the second-lowest incidence rate of the virus in the country.

The latest figures from the health ministry, released two days ago, show the eastern region having a rate of 112.10 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

It’s beaten only by Asturias, which has an incidence rate of 111.56.

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