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145 hotels across Vietnam register to become quarantine places
Nhat Minh 12:32, 2020/03/23
145 hotels in Vietnam signed up as isolation centers for the coronavirus-infected people.

According to the General Department of Tourism, as of March 22, up to 145 hotels across the country have volunteered to host quarantined people. 

 A receptionist is guiding the guests to fill out the medical declaration form.

Hotels mobilized to serve as mass quarantine facilities are two- to five-star ones in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Danang, Quang Ninh and Dong Nai. These accommodation facilities pledged to quote prices of their services. 

This list of the paid quarantine centers will be reported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control to select and turn them into isolation facilities.

On March 20, the Ministry of Health issued instructions under which if a person wishes undergo the mandatory quarantine at a hotel, he/she needs pay room charges and other services. The quarantine period is 14 days from entry or final contact with people suspected of contracting the coronavirus.

Hotels used for isolation will not serve other purposes and ensure essential living conditions such as electricity, water, sanitation, bathroom, ventilation, as well as being safe and convenient for accessing.

They are required to set up checkpoints, security teams and hang the warning sign “Authorized personnel only”. Unauthorized people are prohibited from entering the hotel. 

The hotels have to establish disinfection point for means of transport at the hotel entrance. All vehicles entering and leaving the hotel should be disinfected.

The area for isolated people needs to be separated from other functional areas such as reception, living, kitchen, dining room and bars entrance of unauthorized people. 

At the same time, the hotel are asked to erect fences to control people entering and leaving the quarantine area.

Hotel staff will be trained to serve isolated people who have wear facial masks and are asked to refrain from talking.

The localities are responsible for assisting and monitoring the quarantine at the hotel. Those who do not comply with the quarantine regulations will be handled.

On March 5, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism asked 25 localities to select tourist accommodation establishments for paid quarantine.

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