TIN Roof is one of 186 establishments that have been investigated for flouting lockdown liquor regulations – with 24 of those coming in since the start of Level 1.
The Western Cape Liquor Authority (WCLA) is investigating Tin Roof after it was found to potentially be the site of a Covid-19 “superspreader” event, resulting in at least 89 people becoming infected with coronavirus and three being hospitalised within the past two weeks – most of them school pupils from Cape Town’s southern suburbs.
The Liquor Licencing Tribunal has so far sanctioned 19 liquor licences since the start of lockdown, with the Level 1 investigations – including that of Tin Roof – still pending.
At the weekly press conference hosted by Western Cape Premier Alan Winde, the provincial Health Department’s Dr Melvin Moodley said that general practitioners in the southern suburbs raised the alarm after noticing an increase in Covid-19 cases in young people, which were all traced back to Tin Roof.
Of the 89 cases linked to the venue, 38 are matrics who are soon to start their final exams.