Via Awoko.org: Ebola: Bintumani reduce staff.
As a result of the present EBOLA crisis in the country, the front office staff at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen in the west of Freetown has confirmed to Awoko, that the virus spread has negatively affected their business operations.
According to them, the hotel usually receives over a hundred residential guests during peak periods, and several hundreds who visit on a daily basis.
Presently they informed this medium that the hotel has less than twenty residential guests, including the Chinese Centre for Disease Control (CDC) team who are presently in town, to train medical personnel on the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment.
Also because of the national health emergency, management of the hotel have requested majority of the hotel staff to proceed on their annual leave, and maintain a minimum of 22 staff, who are residential and not allowed to go home, as they might be at risk to contact the virus. This decision was taken with the consent of staff.
As another safety measure, all those entering the hotel are subjected to a check of their temperature, using the hand held automatic thermometer and the usual hand washing with chlorinated water and soap.
However, the front office staff expressed concern over the present state of affairs, noting that the invasion of the EBOLA viral has affected all sectors, and if the trend continues it will be disaster, as many homes will suffer.
They called for collective effort in the fight, in order that everything will return to normal, especially that schools are about to reopen soon.