MUMBAI — Hotels & Resort Corp. is shutting down hotels in India on March 31 due to coronavirus, the company said.
The company is also taking steps to minimize the burden on travelers.
“Due to the coronaviruses, the resort resorts will be shut down from March 31, and they will be re-opened by the end of March,” a statement from the company read.
It added that the company will “conduct a thorough evaluation” of all its properties and will be working with hotels and other stakeholders to implement the best management practices.
The resort is in the process of completing the assessment of all of its properties, including a hotel in Hyderabad.
The company said it has been working with hotel owners, and the resort will not be opening any hotels until it is confident that all of the resorts are being managed effectively.
The company’s statement also said it would also “conduct an audit” of the health of the guests, and will take further steps to reduce the burden of guests on the health care system.
The World Health Organization said on Thursday that coronavirene-related infections had increased in India to a record 7,094,000 cases and 1.4 million deaths, with an estimated 1.5 million cases and 6.6 million deaths in the past three months.
The number of coronavillosis cases worldwide rose to 1.38 million from 934,000 in February.
The global health organization said on Wednesday that coronovirus cases in India had increased to 1,912,000, compared with 651,000 last month.
It said the peak of coronoviral infections was in December, when the number of cases hit 1.6 billion.
India was the only country in Asia with a higher rate of coronatovirus infections than people in the U.S., China and other Asian countries, with about 2.3 million infections per 100,000 people.