Eko Hotel calls for caution, announces partial closure over coronavirus

by Olamilekan Okeowo

As the effect of the COVID 19 pandemic continues to bite harder, Eko Hotel & Suites has announced the temporary closure of some of its businesses.

In a statement on Sunday obtained by The Culture Newspaper, Eko Suites Hotel, Eko Gardens Hotel, 88 Restaurant, Lagos Irish Pub, Sky Restaurant, My Thai Restaurant, Red Chinese Restaurant and Crossroads are some of the businesses controlled by the hotel that is closed.

According to the statement, its spa, gym, pool, conference and banquet facilities will also be temporarily closed while some of its other services would be available for use.

“It is with great difficulty, but with the safety of you and our community in mind, that we have made the decision to temporarily close our Eko Suites Hotel, Eko Gardens Hotel, 88 Restaurant, Lagos Irish Pub, Sky Restaurant, My Thai Restaurant, Red Chinese Restaurant, Crossroads, the spa, gym, pool, and conference and banquet facilities. However, part of Eko Signature and Eko Hotel, as well as Kuramo Sports Cafe, Calabash Bar, Lagoon Breeze, 1415 Seafood and Steakhouse are still operational” the statement read.

The Hotel, therefore, calls for caution and strict adherence to the directives of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the fight against the pandemic.

“We urge you to take the necessary precautionary steps advised by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in staying safe, as we fight COVID-19 together” the statement added.

Recall that Nigeria in the last one week has confirmed about 30 cases of the novel coronavirus which has prompted authorities at the Federal and State level to take several measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Such measures include travel ban, closure of schools and international airports, suspension of events, as well as restrictions on large gatherings, irrespective of its nature.

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