Govt scraps quarantine deal with Britannia Hotel

24 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

SYLHET: The government has cancelled its deal with the Britannia, a hotel in Sylhet’s Ambarkhan area where UK returnees were being ‘institutionally’ quarantined.

Nine quarantined UK returnees managed to leave the hotel on Sunday before returning 12 hours later, which made the government cancel the deal, reports UNB.

On Monday no new immigrants were kept in institutional quarantine at Britannia Hotel for this reason.

Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet District Administrative, Shamma Labiba Arnab, informed the deal with Britannia was cancelled on Sunday night.

Those who were quarantined in Britannia have been moved to some other Hotel on the same night, she said.

Authorities at the Britannia Hotel, where they were staying, confirmed to the agency that they came back to the hotel around 09:00pm. Five adults in the group were fined by a magistrate who was present on their return. On March 18, 152 UK returnees landed at the Sylhet Osmani International Airport by BG-202 flight of Biman.

Of them, 147 were sent to 10 residential hotels in Sylhet following the government’s directive and under the supervision of army officers and police. Thirty-five were sent to the Britannia Hotel in the city’s Ambarkhan area.