Over 200 guests and employees were released Friday after spending a week in isolation.
Wired PR News – Guests and employees at an upscale hotel in Hong Kong were allowed to leave on Friday after being quarantined for a week. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), 280 people were released after being held in isolation at the Metropark Hotel due a case of the swine flu.
As noted by the AP, some regarded the quarantine as overkill, but officials of the territory deemed it as necessary for the health of the public. Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang is quoted in the report as stating, “We all understand the boredom, the frustration they experienced during the quarantine period… We are thankful for the sacrifice they have made for the sake of public health.”
In regards to the kind of treatment received during the stay, James Parer, a guest of the hotel, is quoted by the AP as commenting in an email, “The general consensus is how great the staff — including hotel staff, police, health workers — have been.”
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