Chennai’s Leela Hotel Turns COVID-19 Hotspot With 20 Positive Cases

Chennai: After ITC Chola, 20 staff members at Chennai’s Leela Palace, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) officials said they have instructed the luxury hotels to postpone the scheduled events. A total of 125 hotel employees including 114 from the star-category hotels have tested positive, The Indian Express (TIE) reported. As many as 4,392 employees of the hotels across the city were tested and the results of 491 of them are awaited, civic authorities were quoted as saying.

On Saturday, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan confirmed that 85 people including staff members of ITC Grand Chola luxury hotel in Chennai tested positive for Covid-19. Radhakrishnan added that one of the staff members had tested positive for the virus on December 15, the report added.


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