Zizzi diners told to wash clothing after nerve agent traces found


Hundreds of people who visited the pub and the restaurant in Salisbury where the Russian spy Sergei Skripal may have been poisoned have been told to wash their clothes and possessions. The advice from Public Health England is aimed at as many as 500 customers who ate at Zizzi restaurant or were in the Mill pub last Sunday and Monday.

The public health notice says that although the risk is very low, repeated contact with clothing or items exposed to the nerve agent could be a danger. Dr Jenny Harries, PHE’s regional director for the south of England, said at a press conference on Sunday: “We have learned that there has been a limited contamination in both the Mill pub and in Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury. “The immediate risk to the general public, on the evidence we have, remains low … The news today doesn’t alter the general risk at all.”(theguardian)…[+]