1 July, Kathmandu
Hotel entrepreneurs in Sauraha have begun transforming their hotels into quarantine facility.
Regional Hotel Association Sauraha chapter Chairman Dipak Bhattarai has provided quarantine facility to two persons who come from abroad at his hotel located at east Chitwan.
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all hoteliers had to stop business and cooperate with the government by changing hotels into the quarantines.
Previously, the Regional Hotel Association had announced that it would provide hotels in Sauraha for quarantines. In line with the commitment, the hotels are being offered as the isolated accommodation for the COVID-19 suspected persons, said Chairman Bhattarai. The two persons currently staying in the quarantines had come from New Delhi, India.
There are 26 hotels in Sauraha readied for the isolated accommodation to the COVID-19 suspected persons. The Association has sent information about hotels to the government.
The hoteliers charge the occupants as per the fee determined by the government. In view of the facilities and services available, one needs to pay Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 per day in the Sauraha hotel. The hotels in return provide tea, breakfast, and day and evening meals.