Eko Hotel announces preventive measures to coronavirus
Eko Hotels and Suites on Monday said it is still open for business but has scaled down activities to prevent exposure of more people to coronavirus in compliance with government directives.
“The decision to only keep open Eko Signature hotel, Eko Hotel, 1415 Seafood/Steakhouse, Kuramo Sports Cafe, Lagoon Breeze and Calabash Bar, is to adhere to the government’s instructions of having not more than 20 people gathered in the same space,” Eko Hotels and Suits management said.
To curb the spread of the virus, the Nigerian government have barred all social and religious gatherings. The federal and state governments have also closed schools for a month to prevent children and students from being infected.
Eko Hotels management, however, said a significant number of their administrative staff have been advised to work from home in compliance with the precautionary measure of social distancing to prevent the spread of the global pandemic.
“The statement we put out earlier has been highly misinterpreted and misunderstood. Eko Hotels & Suites take pride in prioritizing the safety of our guests, staff and community, therefore, taking extensive precautionary measures in fighting COVID-19,” the management said.
Some of the measures the hotel said it using to prevent further spread of the virus include educating staff and providing visible information to guests about COVID-19 around all its four hotel buildings.
It also said hand gloves and face masks are provided to every security guard, especially to those that check the temperature of everyone that uses any of the entrance gates into the hotels’ premises.
The hotel also said it has installed hand sanitizer dispensers near elevators and every entryway to the halls and meeting rooms and other public spaces around the hotels’ premises.
On internal management of its facilities, the management said it is making sure that their housekeeping team continually disinfects all surfaces around the hotels’ premises frequently.
While it said staff are encouraged to properly wash their hands with soap and water at 20-minute intervals, “It is also providing hand gloves and face masks to all staff who have direct contact with guests within the hotels’ premises” and “Minimizing the movement of staff by housing the staff.”
“Wash and sanitize, keep your distance within our Hotels and stay safe.”