The owner of the Tin Roof bar in Claremont is adamant that his business is not the source of the recent super-spreader of Covid-19 infections that saw 89 new cases, 37 of which were matric pupils.
The outbreak which was traced to the business sparked questions about social gatherings and the easing of lockdown regulations. The owner of the Tin Roof bar, James Truter says they’re only operating at half capacity and the venue isn’t as packed as before. Truter adds that he took it upon himself to enforce physical distancing and encouraged patrons waiting to enter to leave in order to adhere to covid-19 regulations.
The principal of Rondebosch Boys High School Shaun Simpson confirmed that 10 pupils from the school were infected, five of which were in matric. He noted that the other problem they are facing is that many teenagers are asymptomatic which could be a contributing factor to the recent spike.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called for an investigation into the bar with the police and Western Cape Liquor Authority.