The organizers of Mocha Fest have stated that none of its patrons tested positive for Covid-19, after week long activities in the country.
The statement comes after national outrage, following the circulation of videos showing patrons, breaching Covid-19 protocols at Mocha Fest celebrations in Negril, Westmoreland including at Rick’s Cafe on Thursday May 27.
In a post to its official Instagram page on Tuesday, Mocha Fest said no Covid-19 case was recorded during the festival, which began on May Monday 24 and was slated to end on Monday May 31.
However, some social media users questioned the statement, dubbing it premature and noting that it can take up to 14 days before persons infected with the virus begin to show symptoms.
In response, Mocha Fest said guests had to do tests before returning home and they are just reporting the results.
The Local Government Ministry on Friday, May 28 ordered Rick’s Cafe closed for seven days.
The Ministry was also slated to meet with the management of Rick’s Cafe on Monday but the establishment requested additional time to prepare for the meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for sometime this week.