From the files of Shocked! I tell you Shocked! comes this tale of inspection rejection: yes, only 1 in 45 bars passed a surprise safety inspection. Frankly I'm surprised the number of passing bars was so high.
Yes, the government was unaware that 11 establishments had closed [commenter below says was only temporary -MT], and thought 40 bars and nightclubs were just restaurants. But there's no corruption in the inspectorate, of course.
Initially, a total of 56 establishments were targeted for inspection, but 11 were not operating at the time of the inspections, so only 45 inspections could be carried out, the statement said.
As many as 40 establishments failed the inspections because they were officially registered as “category G” establishments — restaurants or other food and beverage establishments with floor space of less than 300m2 — but were actually bars, KTVs and nightclubs.
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