Coronavirus crisis: After Mumbai and Delhi, now Bhubaneswar turns three hotels into pay and use quarantine centre for travellers

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After Mumbai and Delhi governments, even Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allowed hotels in the city to function as pay and use quarantine facilities for travellers amid Coronavirus crisis.
The city’s municipal corporation in an order allowed three hotels in the city including Ginger Hotel at Jaydev Vihar, Empires at Saheed Nagar and Kalinga Ashoka at Kalpana Square to serve people suspected with Coronavirus at INR 2,500 per day + taxes.

The quarantined guests will be provided with served breakfast, lunch, dinner and two bottles of water. The quarantined guest can avail the facility for maximum 14 days. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation in its order have asked the hotel and the guests to adhere to the quarantine protocol as issued by the health and family welfare department.

Besides, the BMC will designate doctors and medical officers who will keep regular contact with the quarantined persons over phone and visit the hotels as per need, said Municipal Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary. No visitors other than the doctors, paramedics and authorised officials will be allowed inside the hotels to meet the quarantined persons.

Besides, the hotel will have to maintain proper hygiene and provide adequate sanitisers and handwash in the rooms. The linen, cloths and towel of each room used by quarantined guests will be disinfected with bleach and sun-dried after proper wash on a daily basis. Meals will be served in disposable plates and containers that will be disposed off as bio-medical waste. This apart, the hotels will observe movement of guests through CCTVs in their control room and in case of any violation of norms by the guests, will inform the civic body immediately.

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