Coronavirus crisis: Premier hotels in Mumbai and Delhi to serve as quarantine centres for travellers

Out of these 182 rooms, The IBIS will be providing 92 rooms for this facility whereas The Lemon Tree Premier will offer 54 and Red Fox will provide 36 rooms respectively

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As new cases of novel Coronavirus emerge in India, the Centre and state governments are taking more and more stringent precautionary measures to combat this deadly epidemic.  After announcing the closure of public spaces such as bars, pubs, malls and cinema theatres, the state governments of Mumbai and Delhi has yet again taken a significant step with the announcement of utilizing the hotels as quarantine centres for travellers.

In a recent announcement, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that while the government quarantine facilities are available, the state government has also arranged three premier hotels  such as RedFox, IBIS and Lemon Tree — situated near the Indira Gandhi International Airport as the pay and use quarantine centres.

As per the state government’s directive, around 182 rooms in these three hotels will be utilised as quarantine centre. Out of these 182 rooms, The IBIS will be providing 92 rooms for this facility whereas The Lemon Tree Premier will offer 54 and Red Fox 36 rooms respectively.

Talking about this initiative, Kejriwal said, “Many people coming from abroad who are being quarantined require high-end facilities. The travellers who will be using these hotels will have pay. These hotels can be booked for the mandatory '14-day quarantine' for travellers reaching Delhi from abroad. The bills will have to be paid by the guests who want luxurious isolation during the quarantine.” The rooms will be made available at a price of INR 3,100, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner; two bottles of mineral water per day; tea and coffee and other facilities such as WiFi and TV. Besides this, the hotels will also have to ensure that the hygiene is maintained and that the laundry of these guests is not mixed with those of others. 

Apart from this, hotels in Mumbai such as ITC and Mirage Hotels have also been turned into quarantine centres in service of people. In a recent tweet, Tourism Minister, Aditya Thackeray thanked, “Mirage Hotel, Mumbai and ITC hotel, Mumbai for opening up their doors to the traveller that will be compulsorily isolated for 24 hours on arrival in Mumbai,” on the directives issued by BMC recently.

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