Health Minister Kim Wilson “issued a closure notice to Blu Bar and Grill” effective Saturday, July 11 for 14 days, as a result of that plush weekend bash put on by former Minister of Tourism Zane DeSilva and approved by Wayne Caines.

“This followed a detailed investigation by the Ministry of Health into the large gathering event held at the restaurant last weekend; that investigation determined that the venue was in breach of Regulation 7[1] Public Health [COVID-19 Emergency Powers] Regulations 2020,” said Ms Wilson.

“That evening’s events were extremely regrettable for all involved and I take no pleasure in having to issue any business with a temporary closure notice during these challenging economic times.

“However, it is crucial that lessons are learned from this and that we continue to protect ourselves and our community from the threat of COVID-19, particularly now that our borders are open and we have active COVID-19 cases on island.”