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Forced Quarantine of Guest at Hotel In Hong Kong

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posted on May, 2 2009 @ 02:09 PM
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Talk about extreme in a government taking steps against the Swine Flu. One Mexican checked into the Metropark Hotel in Hong Kong, he then tested positive for the Flu. The government has now, as of yesterday quarantined all guest for one week at the hotel including the workers. They are not allowed to leave the hotel at all. The place is surrounded by police and taped off.

link to article:www.reuters.com...


HONG KONG, May 2 (Reuters) - Travellers quarantined in a Hong Kong hotel for a week after a Mexican guest tested positive for the H1N1 flu expressed dismay on Saturday at the tough steps, while an infectious disease expert said the authorities had over-reacted.

Police wearing surgical masks sealed off the Metropark hotel on Friday night after test results on the 25-year-old Mexican man were confirmed, ordering approximately 200 guests and 100 staff to stay in the hotel for the next seven days.

The measures taken by the authorities in Hong Kong underscore the concern here about the new flu and the confirmed case, Asia's first. Hong Kong was badly hit by the SARS virus in 2003 and has had many episodes of H5N1 bird flu for more than a decade.

Officials said no one would be allowed to leave the hotel in the Wanchai district, an area popular with tourists.


Even is someone was there just for minutes, they are now stuck in the hotel for one week.


Brice Chevallereau, a French tourist, checked into the hotel on Friday afternoon but did not stay the night. When he returned to the hotel on Saturday, he was told by authorities he would have to be quarantined.

"Why do I have to go inside?" Chevallereau asked. "I just stayed two minutes in the lobby. It's not fair."


The authorities want all the people who flew on the same plane with him to come forward.


PASSENGERS URGED TO COME FORWARD

The Mexican man arrived in Hong Kong from Mexico on Thursday following a stopover in Shanghai. He developed a fever after arriving and took a taxi to a hospital on Thursday evening. He is in a stable condition, officials said.

Authorities appealed for 142 passengers and crew on the same flight as the Mexican to report to health officials.


Yeah right!! Imagine where they will be put and quarantined? As if someone - hearing about the hotel guests will walk forward and say "Here I am".




Lo Wing-lok, an infectious disease expert, said the government was over-reacting.

"He would have been infectious starting from the time he was on the plane. Think about all the people around him on the plane, while he was going through customs, waiting for baggage, in the taxi, in the hotel and when he got to hospital," Lo said.

"So how can it be effective if the government is just trying to isolate people in the hotel, it is a mission impossible."

Health officials said the "essential needs" of those inside the hotel would be looked after. They would also get regular medical check-ups and psychologists were on standby.



Lo Wing is a man of reason - due to the fact how many people the Mexican would have come in contact with getting off the plane.

I really feel for all those people stuck in the hotel - that would be a nightmare. Plus Hong Kong is often a place for just stopping over for a few days on the way elsewhere.

Guess they really are going overboard over there.




posted on May, 2 2009 @ 02:32 PM
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Wow that is a bit excessive! Those poor people in the hotel, that is just insane.



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 03:07 PM
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Is it sad that the first thing I thought of was whether or not they got a refund, or if they had to pay for the additional seven days at the hotel.

I would feel like the movie "Quarentine", scared that well your stuck in a room with an infected person. I bet that guy must of felt like crap getting everyone in that situation!



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:14 PM
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Funny, I thought about that too. I wondered if they were going to have to pay for saying confined for at least 7 days.

It is a total excessive action on the govts part in my opinion.



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Eh, what do you expect? Come on now it's a communist country, everybody does for the good of the commonwealth right?

Just like Execution vans and "Let's Murder A Tibetan" TV Tuesday.


You know really, if they are infected, I would expect any place with such a dense population to impose quaranteen, thes people could come in contact with THOUSANDS of people and that's putting it lightly.

As long as they aren't hurting anybody and not charging them for the stay ofcourse. Then again the hotel is probably mostly owned by the government.

~Keeper



posted on May, 2 2009 @ 06:37 PM
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Well, anyone who knows me (you people here) already know that i am totally against our rights being taken away, the NWO, etc.
However, in the slightest case that this is really a pandemic or will be a pandemic, i think the governments are taking the proper measures.

My mother tells me that many years ago, before even i was born, there was some sort of pandemic or epidemic, and the goverment did quarantine people and they were not to leave certain locations until the threat was over. Goverments do DO that. Now, having said that, who knows wth this is, real? manmade? hype? control for the NWO? or all of the above?
Its hard to tell seeing that we are never told the truth.


By the way, i notice Mexico is still open for business.


Down is up and up is down.

I guess we will be sure of the answer when they start busing those exposed to the CAMPS.



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