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Rockntractor
05-02-2009, 01:08 PM
Hong Kong hotel quarantine move stirs controversy
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Hong Kong hotel quarantine move stirs controversy
11:03am EDT
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By Tan Ee Lyn

HONG KONG, May 2 (Reuters) - Travellers quarantined in a Hong Kong hotel for a week after a Mexican guest tested positive for the H1N1 flu expressed dismay on Saturday at the tough steps, while an infectious disease expert said the authorities had over-reacted.

Police wearing surgical masks sealed off the Metropark hotel on Friday night after test results on the 25-year-old Mexican man were confirmed, ordering approximately 200 guests and 100 staff to stay in the hotel for the next seven days.

The measures taken by the authorities in Hong Kong underscore the concern here about the new flu and the confirmed case, Asia's first. Hong Kong was badly hit by the SARS virus in 2003 and has had many episodes of H5N1 bird flu for more than a decade.


http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSHKG2279

linda22003
05-02-2009, 01:28 PM
If I'm quarantined in a hotel, it had better be the Crillon.

http://www.pariserve.com/crillon/hotel_crillon_salon.jpg

Water Closet
05-02-2009, 01:33 PM
If I'm quarantined in a hotel, it had better be the Crillon.

http://www.pariserve.com/crillon/hotel_crillon_salon.jpg

Actually, being quarantined in the Hong Kong Mandarin wouldn't be too bad either.

http://www.xabala.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/mand_hk1.jpg