Honolulu police arrest 2, close bar after COVID-19 violation

HONOLULU — Honolulu liquor and law enforcement officials say they have arrested multiple people and closed down a bar for violating restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Brix and Bones sports bar was shut down after it remained opened despite public health orders that require bars to remain closed until at least Wednesday.

Mayor Kirk Caldwell initially closed all bars for business in July and has extended the public health order multiple times since.

Two people were arrested for multiple violations and seven others were cited, police said.

The sports bar has previously been cited for being open during a mandatory closure, police said. The bar also was associated with a cluster of coronavirus cases in July, the state Department of Health reported.

Representatives from the sports bar were not immediately available for inquires for comment made by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The state reported 114 new confirmed cases on Friday, according to the state Department of Health. There have been 120 deaths from the coronavirus in the state since the pandemic began.

The number of infections is thought to be far higher because many people have not been tested, and studies suggest people can be infected with the virus without feeling sick.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some — especially older adults and people with existing health problems — it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death.

  1. rk669 September 23, 2020 10:14 am Reply

    How many deaths from The Flu,Diabetes,Heart Failure,Obesity or Alcoholism. Cancer Deaths among other ailments of the Elderly? Many Questions but no Answers!
    Why were communication between the Governor and Hawaii’s health department denied from the Associated Press?
    Looks like a Coverup on the real ##ers!
    Although we appreciate the Breadlines on Hawaii,but we the people would rather be Working! Returning to normal Hawaiian style Life!

    1. Joe Public September 23, 2020 3:31 pm Reply

      Well, go to work, find a job and take a chance. Until they find a cure/vaccine, we will never be back the “way we were” that is just wishful thinking.

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