POPULAR restaurant House of Chan has closed its doors indefinitely to the public.
The Chinese restaurant, which has outlets at Warner Street in Port-of-Spain and Emerald Plaza in St Augustine, stated on its Facebook page that it has grown increasingly concerned with the rapid rise of Covid-19 cases in Trinidad and Tobago.
The restaurant posted, “We have been closing monitoring the pandemic’s progression, and this weekend we have grown particularly concerned as Trinidad and Tobago crossed the milestone of having 1,000 positive Covid-19 patients. We are even more concerned with the now apparent level of community spread, and as such, we are again taking the early decision to close our doors indefinitely to safeguard our close-nit staff and family from the current level of pandemic risk.”
The government has not yet taken the decision to have all restaurants closed and while no dine-in services were available, customers can still access take-away services.
The House of Chan said even before the government announced the complete closure of restaurants during the first major lockdown, they had made the decision to close their doors.
“This difficult decision was taken to safeguard our close-nit staff and family from the then emerging early risks of the pandemic,” House of Chan stated.
The family-run business that prides itself in its “signature personal touch” wished the public the best of health and encouraged them to follow all recommended safety protocols in place.