Chinese Owned Hotel In Zimbabwe Blacklists Guests From Coronavirus Affected Countries
Golden Peacock Villa, a Chinese Anhui Foreign Economic Construction (AFEC) owned hotel in Mutare, Zimbabwe has reportedly stopped all bookings from visitors coming from countries that have been affected by the coronavirus as a control measure to ensure their facility is safe for other visitors.
Golden Peacock Villa also operates hotels in Beira, Maputo in Mozambique and Borrowdale in Harare.
The novel coronavirus which started in China in December last year has spread into more than two dozen countries and has killed over 1.500 people mostly in China.
Speaking to the media, Golden Peacock Villa general manager, Celia Woo said:
We have temporarily stopped bookings from all Chinese nationalities and other citizens from countries affected by this virus until further notice to ensure that our hotel is safe for our visitors.
There are fears that Zimbabwe would not be able to handle the virus if it were to spread into the Southern African country as it has a collapsed health system.
Public health institutions in the country are in short supply of medicines, equipment and health caregivers as some are still on months-long industrial action over measly salaries and poor working conditions.
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