Restaurant owners plead for faster testing of staff

Nakuru Hotel

Restaurant and hotel owners in Nakuru town have called on the government to hasten the process of testing their workers for COVID-19 to enable them resume their normal operations.

Chicken Baristo Restaurant owner Bashir Abdulrahman says that the huge backlog of COVID-19 test yet to be done is delaying most of them bouncing back into business.

According to Bashir, majority of restaurants in Nakuru town are yet to resume operations because their staff have not undergone the COVID-19 testing.

He called on the national and county government to find a way of speeding up the process which says will allow most of them to fully resume operations in line with the government directive.

Currently all the major restaurants in Nakuru town are operating on a take away basis since none of them has been given a compliance certificate to operate on a customer sit in basis.

At the same time Bashir said that most restaurants might find it hard making it back into business due to the financial loses they have registered for the time they have remained closed.

He cited the case of his restaurant which he says has lost up-to sh 2 million due to the closure.

On the positive note he says that he has decided to reopen not only for the sake of his customers but also for the sake of is employees.

 

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