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Restaurant closed; staff being tested for COVID-19

Restaurant closed; staff being tested for COVID-19

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A restaurant on the West Coast closed on Thursday after a relative of a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, management of West Bar, located in the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St James, said it would reopen only after being given the all clear by public health authorities.

“West Bar has always followed (and will continue to follow) all of the COVID protocols. We immediately closed upon learning of the family member, and all staff members are in the process of being tested for the virus,” the statement said.

“All staff will again be tested 4-5 days from now. Only after being given the official Government all clear and conducting a deep clean and sanitising shall we reopen for business. We would like to thank the COVID Unit for their quick response and for facilitating the testing in a timely manner.”

West Bar was scheduled to host a New Year’s Eve Celebration and management wished everyone a safe and healthy 2021.

Earlier Thursday, Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic announced public health officials were investigating five of the ten new COVID-19 cases on the island. Contact tracing is underway to determine how two people each from Christ Church and St James and one from St Thomas who have no travel history, contracted the virus.  (PR/SAT)