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

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

The Brix and Bones sports bar was shut down after it stayed open 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 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 was previously 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.

There have been more than 11,200 cases of the coronavirus reported in the state since the pandemic began, with more than 100 deaths statewide.
Source: Hawaii Tribune Herald

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