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At heart of Andhra fire, a booming business in COVID care hotels
Indian Express | 11/08/2020 08:07 AM | Click to read full article
The 10 Covid-19 patients who were killed in the fire at Vijayawada ’s Swarna Palace hotel early on Sunday had bought a daily ‘package’ of Rs 5,000, which included stay and three meals, hot drinks, and snacks.
Swarna Palace is one of 43 hotels in Vijayawada that have been leased by private hospitals to house patients infected by the coronavirus. As the regular hospitality industry remains shuttered, ‘COVID care hotels’ have become a booming business.