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    Delhi government withdraws order delinking hotels from Covid hospitals

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    The latest order on Monday states that the July 4 order delinking the hotels from hospitals stands withdrawn with immediate effect. It said the orders through which these hotels were linked with hospitals as extended Covid-19 hospitals will remain in force till further instructions.

    According to people familiar with the matter, rooms in hotel chains such as Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt and Hotel Suryaa have also not been utilised since the government requisitioned them.
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    NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has withdrawn an order delinking three hotels from Covid-19 hospitals.

    The latest order on Monday states that the July 4 order delinking the hotels from hospitals stands withdrawn with immediate effect. It said the orders through which these hotels were linked with hospitals as extended Covid-19 hospitals will remain in force till further instructions.

    The government had delinked three hotels on Saturday – Taj Vivanta in Dwarka, Pride Plaza in AeroCity and Hotel Piccadilly in Janakpuri – from the hospitals they were attached to, citing non-utilisation of beds. It said only 25 of 900 hotel rooms had been used in the past two weeks and that only one hotel (Welcome Hotel) in Dwarka was sufficient to serve as an extension for four Covid-19 hospitals.

    ET reported about the order delinking the three hotels and non-utilisation of other hotels in its edition on Monday.

    SP Jain, managing director of the Pride Group of Hotels that runs Pride Plaza in AeroCity, called Monday’s order most unfortunate. He said no explanation was provided.

    “We have 400 rooms in our hotel and since the time we were blocked on June 13, just 5-6 rooms have been occupied,” Jain said. “We are also hearing from the hospital that they are not getting a lot of patients. We request the government to allow us to use the hotel for quarantining asymptomatic travellers like other hotels in the city. There are staff, maintenance and electricity costs. We are suffering heavily. How will we survive?”

    Dipak Haksar, advisor to CII’s national committee on tourism and hospitality, said Monday’s order by the Delhi government has come as a jolt, especially when states including Maharashtra have given the go-ahead to hotels to operate in a limited capacity.

    “The Delhi government had cited in its own order on Saturday that rooms in these hotels were not being utilised,” he added.

    Saturday’s order stated that the principal secretary (health and family welfare) had approved the proposal for the delinking order.

    According to people familiar with the matter, rooms in hotel chains such as Accor, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hyatt and Hotel Suryaa have also not been utilised since the government requisitioned them.

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    raaj till82 days ago
    shows high shortage of brains in Delhi do first think later and then amend,tweak, give guidelines amendments twice a day to reflect deep studies of the situation
    Jothi Narayanan82 days ago
    By looking at the border dispute of China with India,Russia,Bhutan,Malaysia,Singapore,Australia,
    Japan and other nations,the 'Quiet diplomacy " may be a transitory in nature. Form a United Nations Special Council to resolve border dispute with China and chart out a clear boundary between China and the nations who have border dispute with China.When China is keen to claim a territory in Russia, the "Quiet Diplomacy" highlighted in the article is not a "QUITE Diplomacy".
    BRICS is conspicuous by the absence of resolving border dispute of India and Russia with China.
    BRICS can't be a sheer trade leverage for China.
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