A CHINESE chip shop in Westhoughton which had closed amid fears of the coronavirus has now reopened.

A1 Fish and Chips is back open for business this weekend after owners put themselves into self-isolation for two weeks.

The takeaway's manager, Yint Zheng, told The Bolton News: "We have rested for two weeks and we are now back to normal opening.

"We are very happy about this and so are our customers."

The takeaway had been closed since February 7, when it announced the unexpected closure with a sign on its door. This read: "Because Covid-19 (coronavirus) we will be self-isolation 14 days to make sure everyone safe.

“We reopen on 21/02/2020. Thank you for your concern!”

The takeaway's owners decided to take precautions after returning from a holiday to China.

At the time Ms Zheng explained that while they had travelled to Fijian and not the virus outbreak's epicentre in Wuhan, and none of them were feeling ill, they had "seen on the news that the virus is really bad so we're just being safe by quarantining ourselves".

The UK Government recommends that anyone who has travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province in China to the UK in the last 14 days should immediately stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu, and call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area.