Egyptian hotel where 40 Russians suffered from food poisoning closed for violation of health rules
CAIRO, October 31. / TASS /. The number of Russian tourists who suffered food poisoning at a four-star hotel in Hurghada, on the Red Sea coast of Egypt has risen to 40 and the hotel has been closed for violating health rules, told Sunday. TASS the Egyptian Federation of Tourism Chambers. .
Russian tourists have been accommodated in other hotels, he said.
“Forty people turned to the hospital for help. To date, four have been released and 36 others are undergoing medical treatment. The state of health of all patients is satisfactory, stable and not life threatening. Doctors can get them out of the hospital. the hospital on Monday, ”he said.
Russian Consul General in Hurghada Viktor Voropayev told TASS on Sunday that local health authorities had decided to close the AMC Royal hotel in Hurghada for 48 hours, whose guests had been hospitalized after food poisoning.
“Tourists are accommodated in other hotels. The consulate general is monitoring the situation closely. In particular, diplomats will find out if only the Russians have suffered from food poisoning,” he said.
It was later reported that the local prosecutor’s office had closed the hotel indefinitely for violating sanitary rules and that it would hardly reopen anytime soon.
“The prosecution has launched an investigation at the AMC Royal hotel,” said the Federation of Tourism Chambers.
“The hotel may face not only heavy financial penalties, but also its complete closure with the revocation of its license for non-compliance with sanitary requirements for food, drink and services,” he said. he declares.
Air traffic between Russia and Egyptian resorts resumed on August 9 after a six-year hiatus, after a plane from Russian airline Kogalymavia crashed in the Sinai on its way from Sharm el -Sheikh in St. Petersburg on October 31, 2015. There were 217 passengers and seven crew on board. All were killed in the accident. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) called the incident a terrorist attack.
With the resumption of air traffic between Russia and Egypt, demand for Red Sea vacations has soared. However, many tourists complain about the low level of services.