HPA closes down 20 establishments for health violations

March 22, 2020: A cafe' inside the fish market building closed due to COVID-19. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Health Protection Agency (HPA) has inspected and closed 20 establishments in Ma;e' City in violation of health guidelines.

The guidelines were introduced as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Health officials have previously warned that establishments not adhering to the guidelines will be closed. Establishments inspected by HPA include gyms, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

HPA closed 33 such establishments on Monday alone. The agency said that its officials had inspected 146 establishments yesterday alone and closed 20 for violations. 

Establishments closed yesterday include eight salons, seven shops, and three restaurants as well as two gyms.