Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan’s Berjaya Hotel has vowed to punish the employees who allowed their guest, Gwyneth Ann Chua, to break quarantine protocols as it claimed that the violation was an isolated incident.
In a January 1 statement, Berjaya Hotel confirmed Chua checked into the establishment following her arrival from the United States for the mandatory quarantine for returning Filipinos.
It also confirmed that she was able to leave the hotel before receiving the result of her RT-PCR test, which showed she was positive for COVID-19.
“Any employee found errant by commission or omission will be dealt with severely to deter a repeat of what happened,” the hotel said.
“The Management sincerely apologizes for failing to stop the guest from jumping her quarantine. This was the only incident of its kind in the nearly two years that we have served as a quarantine hotel, and we will make sure that it is the last,” it added.
Chua was referred to as the “Poblacion Girl” after investigation showed that she partied with friends in Poblacion, Makati after prematurely leaving Berjaya Hotel. She also visited at least one restaurant.
Berjaya Hotel said it is cooperating with the investigation of government agencies following what it admitted to be a “very serious breach” of health and safety protocols.