KL hotels ready to meet ‘second wave’ of virus infection

A member of the KL chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels with information and hand sanitiser for guests.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Kuala Lumpur chapter of the Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) is prepared for a “second wave” of coronavirus Covid-19 infections, with ample precautionary measures put in place in hotels here.

The association’s Kuala Lumpur chairman, BE Lim, said the precautionary measures would protect customers and staff.

He said there are hand sanitisers provided on every floor of hotels, while face masks are also available upon request. Housekeeping staff have also been provided with protective equipment for their duties.

“The hotels also have their own crisis response plans to ensure correct response and implementation in any emergency scenario, including the management of pandemic infectious diseases.

Malaysian Association of Hotels KL committee members (from left) Rajesh Daswani, Mondi Mecja, How Ai Bee, BE Lim, Jonathan Lai, Sazruo Fadzil and Dylen Gan.

“Emergency response teams will be ready round the clock and prepared as well as equipped with adequate personal protective equipment,” he told reporters at a hotel here today.

Lim said member hotels also have containment rooms on standby in the event of a case, while suspected rooms will be locked down and guarded, before being cleared by the health ministry.

Committee member Rajesh Daswani said some hotels also record the body temperatures of guests upon arrival and departure.

“It’s not a requirement by law but hotels have the choice to ‘up’ any standards they would take as precautionary measures,” he said.

Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has said a “second wave” of Covid-19 infections had begun with seven cases linked to travellers not coming from China but Japan and Italy.