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Turning South Africa’s 4Star Hotels into Quarantine Zones

When South Africa imposed its travel ban and mothballed its hotels ahead of lockdown – now extended to its eleventh week and widely recognised as one of the strictest in the world – a handful of hotels were transformed into government-funded quarantine units for the 4,000-odd citizens that have so far been repatriated. The four-star Indaba Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa in Fourways, Johannesburg, is now a vastly different scene from what it was a few weeks ago.