African Sun Limited group has shut down 14 hotels and resorts due to the Coronavirus pandemic that has brought the world to its knees, The Herald reports. The group reportedly shut down its main corporate offices as well
The development was confirmed by the group MD Mr Edwin Shangwa who said:
The well-being of our staff and guests remains top priority, and in light of this we have taken the decision to close the following strategic business units, hotels and resorts with effect from March 30, 2020:
Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Victoria Falls, Monomotapa Hotel Harare, Hwange Safari Lodge, Dete, Caribbea Bay Resort Kariba, Troutbeck Resort Nyanga, just to name a few. We will continue to monitor the situation and once contained we will consider reopening after stipulated period of 21 days lockdown
This comes after Cresta group also announced that it was temporarily halting operations in 5 of their hotels for 3 months.
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