KUCHING: Abell Hotel here is now listed as one of the quarantine hotels in the city.

This is after it has accepted the state government’s request to be a quarantine hotel to meet the need for more rooms.

Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian conveyed his appreciation to the hotel for assisting the government.

“Thank you, more hotels in Kuching are stepping up to do their part. However, sadly there is not much success in Sibu as there is only one quarantine hotel,” he said in a Facebook post on Monday (Nov 24).

He also said the 14-day quarantine cost at a hotel for Sarawakians will be borne by the state government while non-Sarawakians have to pay for the cost themselves.

On the Covid-19 situation, he said the positive cases were still high in Sabah and Malaya and neighbouring countries such as Kalimantan and Indonesia.

“Sarawak must continue to protect herself from imported cases. And the best solution is temporarily not to travel to and from Sarawak at the moment,” he said.

Meanwhile, the management of Abell Hotel in a notice said it would not accept any reservations until further notice.

“Our restaurant will also not be available for dining in effective Nov 21. However, takeaway is still available,” it said. 

Abell Hotel informs the public through a notice that it will act as a quarantine hotel effective Nov 22 until further notice.