Hotel staff receive COVID-19 vaccines in Sagaing


A total of 423 employees from the hotel industry have been vaccinated in the Sagaing region, according to the Ministry of Health.
“The hotel and guesthouse owners appointed a total of 511 employees. Out of them, 423 employees have already been vaccinated against COVID-19. The seven employees from five travel and tour companies were also inoculated by the department of public health. Currently, about 83 per cent of the tourism industry has received the jabs. The remaining staff are also cooperating to get the vaccines,” said U Aung Thu Oo, head of Sagaing Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
Of 58 hotels and guesthouses in the Sagaing region, it is allowed to reopen 51 accordingly to the COVID-19 rules and regulations issued by the ministry.
The closure of the hotel business due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in difficulties for the hotel workers and their families. Most of them want to return to work as the number of COVID-19 cases is dropped.
“The main thing is to trust local and foreign travellers in our tourism industry. Now, the hoteliers working together with the government officials from the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism to become a reliable tourism industry,” said U Aung Thu Oo.
Between January and September 2021, a total of 31,896 visitors entered the region for various purposes. — Lu Lay/GNLM

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