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Russian hotels can be hazardous to residents during a pandemic of mers in connection with the imperfection of air conditioning systems. The radio station “Moscow speaking” said a member of the Presidium of the Association of small hotels and hostels Irina mashkovtseva.
According to her, in case one room will accommodate a guest with infection, other clients will be in jeopardy of infection. “Our hotels have considered the possibility of settlement of people to self-isolation. Came to the conclusion that the air conditioning system is not designed for this purpose, we will not be able to ensure the safety of people,” explained mashkovtseva.
She noted that to make such tourists will probably be able to only some five-star hotels with a special ventilation system. “If in the rooms to place people with suspected infection, the situation will be like on the ship through the ventilation system and infected passengers. It is not provided to autonomously ensure the safety of people in private rooms” — added the interlocutor of the radio station.
On 23 March it was reported that the Russian market of hotel services have a very difficult period and huge losses because of the coronavirus pandemic and the sharp fall of the currency. According to experts, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the sharp fall of the ruble in Russia may stop work until the quarters of the small hotel facilities, if the situation does not change for the better in the near future.
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