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Isolated in a hotel for tourists sent a psychiatrist

May 4 2009

Hong Kong authorities sent a psychiatrist at a local hotel Metropark, which closed for one week quarantine for influenza A/H1N1. The doctor will help people who find themselves in unexpected isolation in this hotel.

About 300 guests and hotel employees, located in the heart of Hong Kong, were isolated from the world in the evening on May 1 after one of the guests, 25-year-old Mexican tourist, confirmed the presence of influenza A/H1N1. City officials urged anyone living in a hotel and was not there at the time of the cordon to declare itself. However, about 50 tourists who did not want to be in quarantine and are not found, writes the "South China Morning Post."

Metropark Hotel is surrounded by police and surrounded by reporters. Guests to stay in their rooms. Several times a day they visit a doctor. On the eve of blogs and media reports of complaints of tourists on bad content. For example, one of the bloggers, a Briton, Leslie Carr, wrote that the menu consists of hostages flu "rice, rice and more rice with splashes of pork or chicken legs." Hotel guests complained and the lack of proper cleaning of rooms. In turn, find themselves isolated staff, many of whom returned voluntarily to quarantine, complained that they have to be involved 24 hours a day.

Among the guests, many of whom come to Hong Kong for a few days, the growing discontent and doubt whether the measures taken by the Hong Kong Government adequate to the real danger posed by the disease. However, local microbiologists assert the correctness of events, pointing to the case when 16 hotel guests contracted SARS from one infected during the epidemic of 2003.

In order to improve the mood of captives, the city authorities sent in a cordon hotel goodies and gifts. Staying in a hotel will be invited to meals of European and Asian dishes, as well as unlimited snacks and drinks. Children will receive toys and adult - free internet access. The Government will take care of the extension of visas to be isolated and tourists on the free moving them to their homeland.

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