ITC Grand Chola: Chennai’s luxurious lodge turns Covid hotspot; 85 take a look at optimistic

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ITC Grand Chola: Chennai luxurious lodge turns Covid hotspot; 85 take a look at optimistic

About 85 individuals, together with workers members, at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai have examined optimistic for COVID-19 since December 15 final yr to 1 January.   Out of the full of 609 samples collected until now, 85 individuals had been discovered to be Covid-19 optimistic. Following this, the Higher Chennai Company has been instructed to hold out saturation testing of all of the visitors on the lodge, Well being Secretary J Radhakrishnan mentioned.

The Higher Chennai Company has put up a date-wise breakup of the full variety of optimistic circumstances.

ITC Grand Chola, in a launch, mentioned all occasions on the property had been carried out in adherence to the norms mandated by the authorities. Solely 50 per cent capability of the corridor was getting used to make sure most social distancing and security, it added.

The primary case was reported after a chef examined optimistic for the an infection on December 15. As many as 16 and 13 circumstances had been reported on December 31, 2020, and January 1, 2021.

“Of the full of 609 samples collected until now from the lodge and in and across the residences of the workers, 85 have thus far been discovered to be optimistic. All of them displayed delicate signs and had been despatched residence after therapy,” Mr Radhakrishnan mentioned.

The lodge mentioned all associates had been often examined and monitored, “which is an ongoing course of and a part of our hygiene protocol.”

“Excessive care and diligence proceed to be adopted in any respect contact factors and all vital info has been shared with the authorities,” it mentioned.

Mr Radhakrishnan mentioned resorts within the metropolis are periodically screened and sensitised.

“The Chennai Company was requested to conduct a saturation take a look at for all of the residents of the lodge,” he instructed reporters.

The lodge claimed that “whereas the GCC has categorised some associates as asymptomatic and delicate, the vast majority of our associates are working from residence and have been absent from the property and so haven’t any contact with different associates and visitors.”

The civic workers below Joint Commissioner of Well being, GCC, S Dhivyadarshini, carried out fever camps and all workers and visitors had been suggested to endure testing.

(With PTI inputs)

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