Owner of the ‘Kailondo Hotel’, George B. Kaiolondo has denied news report indicating that bathrooms at his hotel on the Old Road hosting people quarantined for Coronavirus observation are filthy.
As part of the Liberian government’s measures to avert any possible case of the novel virus from being imported to the country, travelers returning to Liberia from any country with active cases of the virus are require to be under observation for a period of 14 days.
FrontPageAfrica on Monday reported with pictorial evidence complaints from some of those quarantined at the facility that the bathrooms were not hygienic for people under quarantine.
Mr. Kailondo said: “I am a decent man I will not run a filthy hotel, and the picture used in the paper does not represent my hotel, we have been in operation since 1996, we signed a contract with the National Public Health Institute where more than 40 persons travelling from China or other countries effected by Ebola have to go through observation.”
“We have staff working daily, applying the rules set by the Ministry of health. During the Ebola outbreak the AU rented my hotel for six months so it is based on that experience the National Public Health Institute rented my hotel, too.”
Despite the complaints about the condition of the hotel, the National Public Health Institute insists that the place is conducive and was approved by the government to serve as a precautionary observation center (POC) for the Coronavirus.