With many businesses suffering losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, many hotels have transformed into quarantine hotels to accommodate travelers who are ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Yesterday, Taipei’s city government ordered a hotel owned by Barbie Hsu’s (徐熙媛) husband Wang Xiaofei (汪小菲) to be the city’s fifth official quarantine hotel. The hotel has to set aside 100 rooms to officially house quarantined individuals. According to sources, quarantined individuals would have to pay up to NT$6,000 a night at the hotel. The fee also includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a four-hour counter service. After the 14-day quarantine, the total bill would cost NT$84,000.
Wang Xiaofei said, “Taiwan is currently facing a second wave of coronavirus cases due to travelers returning home. It is difficult to avoid interaction with family after coming back home, so it’s important to focus efforts on quarantine to prevent cross contamination. Those who apply to stay at quarantine hotels must go through a serious check-up. Many of the staff have also received SOP (standard operating procedures) training. Our hotel is close to the Sonshan Airport, and there are five large-scale hospitals nearby. [The hotel] is newly designed, and at a good spot. [We] willingly join the front lines to combat the coronavirus.”
There has been over 252 reported cases in Taiwan as of March 26, with 2 deaths.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.