Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Hotel Staff Test Positive For Coronavirus
Visitors and residents pass by the famous Taj Mahal Hotel on the waterfront in Mumbai (Photographer: Robert Stewart/Bloomberg News)  

Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Hotel Staff Test Positive For Coronavirus


The Indian Hotels Company Ltd., which runs the Taj chain of properties, on Saturday said an unspecified number of its employees in the financial capital have tested positive for coronavirus.

The company, which is currently hosting doctors and other health workers at several of its premium hotels in Mumbai, conducted tests on approximately 500 employees, it said.

Without specifying the number of infected employees, the company said in a statement that most of them were "asymptomatic showing absolutely no signs of illness".

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"However, staff testing positive and symptomatic were duly hospitalised and others who were in contact with them have immediately been put in quarantine," the company said.

The iconic Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel of the company in south Mumbai does not have any guests at present and only minimal staff are present to ensure upkeep of the property, it said.

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When contacted, a senior official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation could not give any information as to how the civic body was treating the IHC properties where staff tested positive.

In some cases the BMC sets up containment zones around buildings where coronavirus patients are found.

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