Kathmandu: Nepal government has imposed a weeklong nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19, during which non-essential movements are prohibited across the country.
People are not allowed to come out of their houses. Hotels are also closed. However, Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN) has decided not to close its hotel services, citing the reasons that hotel services also fall in the category of essential services.
“Since hotel services are essential services, we have decided to resume our hotel services,” said Binayak Shah who is first vice president of the HAN.
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of HAN and its associated trade unions held in Kathmandu on Sunday under the leadership of its chairperson Srijana Rana.
The meeting decided to mobilize hotels staff well equipped with essential mask, sanitizers and health related know how skills to tackle the situations at this juncture.
Similarly, all star hotels in Kathmandu are continuing their essential hotel services to the clients despite government’s directives for complete lockdown in the country to prevent spread of global Coronavirus pandemic and fatalities.
HAN has around 3000 tourist targeted hotels including five star hotels across the country along with 350 top hotels in the center and 15 hotels outside the Kathmandu valley.
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