Reuters DAVID W CERNY
Hotels in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague, have opened their doors to accommodate homeless people infected with the Coronavirus who need to be quarantined or treated.
Three hotels have opened their doors in the city as part of this initiative supported by the municipality, as tourism has practically stopped due to the epidemic and hotels, along with restaurants and most stores, have closed their doors for most of the past year due to restrictions imposed by the government to combat Corona.
The King Charles Hotel has emerged among the participants in this initiative, as this high-end hotel is classified as a four-star hotel and was previously a destination for foreign tourists.
Currently, the hotel, located at the foot of the historic Vysehrad Hill, hosts around 35 homeless people, and has so far received around 300 people.
The injured are being treated by paramedics who wear protective gear and distribute painkillers to the homeless.
“We have seen that there are patients among the homeless and they have no place to spend the quarantine period,” said Lyudmila Tomsova, deputy director of the Center for Social Services in Prague, which is running the project with funding from the municipality.
And Tomsova continued: “We receive people with mild symptoms from Corona because we provide a humanitarian service and we are not a health facility, so we do not have a doctor here. But when there is a serious condition and when the disease develops, we call a hospital and ask to transfer the patient.”
Source: “France 24”