Due to a COVID outbreak, a hotel near the G7 Summit has been closed, and hotel guests have been asked to provide security for the German delegation.
A COVID-19 outbreak among hotel personnel has forced the closure of a hotel barely one mile from where world leaders are gathered at this week’s G7 conference in Cornwall, England.
After speaking with Public Health England about the new infections, the Pedn Olva hotel in St. Ives announced that it will “fully close” (PHE). According to local news outlets, 13 staff are suspected to have tested positive.
Cornwall reported 60 new infections on Thursday, nearly triple the number recorded the day before.
The hotel had intended to remain open and hire more workers from other locations controlled by the parent firm, St Austell Brewery. “A number of our team members at the Pedn Olva have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently self-isolating,” a company representative told Cornwall Live.
The spokeswoman stated, “Our rooms remain open to overnight visitors, all of whom we’ve been in communication with since becoming aware of the outbreak.”
However, hotel owners “have taken the decision to fully close the property” after “long conversations” with PHE and Cornwall Council.
St Austell Brewery said in a statement, “We fully realize the inconvenience given the limited lodging alternatives available in the area at the moment, but the safety and security of our workers and guests is our top priority.” “Once a comprehensive COVID-19 deep clean has been completed and we have the necessary people in place, the hotel will reopen.”
Several members of Germany’s delegation’s security detail are reportedly staying at the hotel.
Several members of the security team staying at the Pedn Olva contradicted the hotel’s claim that they had been warned about the epidemic, telling Sky News that they had “been told nothing” about it.
Security advised them to purchase a tent to sleep in on the beach because finding alternative lodging would be difficult due to the fact that most hotels in the region had been fully booked in preparation for the summit.
The shutdown comes on the eve of the G7 conference, which will take place at the Carbis Bay Hotel from Friday to Sunday. Leaders from the world’s seven largest so-called advanced economiesâ€”the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany, Italy Japanâ€”will meet to discuss pandemic recovery among other international issues.
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