Sheffield dessert cafe closes temporarily after contact with confirmed Covid-19 case

A Sheffield cafe has been forced to close as a precautionary measure after it got in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 10:02 am

In an announcement they posted on Facebook on Monday (May 24), Little Boba Cafe on Devonshire Street in the city said it will close its doors to customers for the next 10 days.

They also apologised for any inconvenience caused.

The cafe is famous for its bubble tea, handmade taro rice ball and dessert, fresh cake and homemade Hong Kong bubble waffle and ice cream.

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Little Boba Cafe on Devonshire Street.

It comes as the Government faces growing pressure to provide clarity on travel restrictions in eight areas of England worst affected by the Indian variant of coronavirus.

Guidance on the Government’s website says the public should avoid travelling in and out of areas where the variant is growing fastest, including Bolton, Blackburn and Darwen, Kirklees and Leicester, “unless it is essential”.

The change to the guidance appears to have been made on Friday without an official announcement, prompting criticism from MPs.

Layla Moran, chairwoman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Coronavirus, said updating the guidance without a proper announcement “is a recipe for confusion and uncertainty”.

Newly elected West Yorkshire mayor Tracy Brabin added the change could cause “anxiety and confusion”.

The guidance says travelling for work or education – if you cannot work or study from home – is considered essential travel.

It covers the areas governed by Bedford Borough Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Bolton Metropolitan Council and Burnley Borough Council.

Also included are Kirklees Council, Leicester City Council, the London Borough of Hounslow and North Tyneside Council.