Thursday, July 09, 2009

Hotels To Take Precautionary Steps To Avoid H1N1

The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has given an assurance that all 509 member hotels have taken precautionary measures against the spread of Influenza A (H1N1).

Its honorary secretary, Cheah Swee Hee, said all hotel rooms were supplied with the health ministry's brochures on the H1N1, also known as swine flu, besides memoranda to remind patrons to inform the management if they experienced symptoms.

He was speaking at a press conference Tuesday, on the four-day Culinaire Malaysia 2009 which begins on Aug 11.

The bi-annual event is organised by MAH, with collaboration from Chefs Association of Malaysia and Malaysia Food and Beverage Executive Association.

As at 8am today, 34 H1N1 cases comprising 22 imported and 12 through local transmissions, were reported. One of the imported cases was via a participant of the four-day Asia Pacific Pharmaceutical Conference in Penang, beginning June 27.

Currently, 468 cases have been reported nationwide, including 355 imported cases and 113 local transmissions. There has been no report of fatality.

On the influx of foreign workers dominating the hotel sector, Cheah said most of them were out-sourced.

Source : Bernama
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