COVID-19: partners others to provide self-isolation centres for Nigerians

Nigerian hotel booking agency, has partnered with 10 hotels across the country to provide self-isolation centres for Nigerians that may be infected with the Coronavirus (Covid-19). Founder of, Mark Essien, made this known via his Twitter handle.

According to Essien, the hotels would provide proper self-isolation protocols, full room-service and easy contact to doctors. He also said the rooms are heavily discounted, so the cost is minimal.

He urged people, who were showing symptoms of the virus or who were already diagnosed with the virus, to book the hotels in case they wanted to self-isolate, and not pass it down to their family.

Essien noted that the hotels were available for the two-week NCDC approved self-quarantine period and that interested persons who needed these centres could contact him via direct message on his social media handles.


Recall that the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan had expressed disappointment over the poor state of Coronavirus isolation centres we have in the country. Apart from the fact that the isolation centres are very few and so can only fend for very few cases of the outbreak, the available centres are also in an appalling state.

Also recall that the senate had voted that N620 million should be approved to set up isolation centres, to be managed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control.


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Meanwhile, as reported by Nairametrics and obtained from the Federal Ministry of Health, a total of 40 Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases have been confirmed in the country, with 1 dead and 2 discharged.


About Launched in 2013, is a Nigerian online hotels booking agency which was founded by Mark Essien. The agency claims to list over 7,138 hotels from 320 cities in Nigeria.

The company helps customers book hotel rooms online with recommendations and reviews, thereby making hotel booking process smooth and easy.

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