Dorsett Hospitality International partners with Prenetics to provide government-recognised Covid-19 testing to combat the third wave

July, 22/2020 - 09:34
Dorsett Hospitality International partners with Prenetics to provide government-recognised Covid-19 testing to combat the third wave

All hotels will offer COVID-19 tests for just HK$785*

 

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 July 2020 -As part of Dorsett HospitalityInternational's ongoing commitment to the local community under#DorsettCares, the Hong Kong-based hospitality group is the first hotel groupto partner with leading global genetic testing and digital health companyPrenetics to offer the local community, associates and hotels guests in HongKong a peace of mind with 24/7 access to the Project Screen by Circle COVID-19test, recommended by the World Health Organisation and officially recognised bythe Hong Kong government, as we collectively fight to contain the city's thirdwave.




Hong Kong-based Preneticsis one of three laboratories who have been assigned by the government to helpwith mass community testing. Their 'Do-It-Yourself' test kit has an analyticalaccuracy of 99.9% based on validated studies by the National Health Commissionand the US FDA. They also provide all the testing for the English PremierLeague and have carried out over 40,000 COVID-19 tests for players and coacheswithout which the season would not have resumed. The largest private laboratoryin Hong Kong, Prenetics have boosted its capacity up from 5,580 to 22,000 testsin Hong Kong per day.


Dorsett has test kitsavailable for purchase at its 9 hotels in Hong Kong for only HK$785* withresults available within just one to two business days. Furthermore, the hotelgroup will be sponsoring over 50% off of each COVID-19 test for all theirassociates and in some instances, full sponsorships of COVID-19 test kits shouldtesting be required from any hotel staff to ensure we continue to do everythingwe can to make our employees feel safe.


Since the first outbreakback in February, all nine of Dorsett Hospitality International's hotels inHong Kong -- and worldwide -- have implemented preventive and anti-epidemiccontrol measures, including use of hospital-grade Ecolab disinfectant cleaner 2.0,increased cleaning and disinfection frequency of public areas and facilitiesevery hour and temperature screening for those coming in and out of the hotels.




To date, DorsettHospitality International has provided accommodation for healthcare workers andfrontliners in London, Hong Kong and China and donated supplies used inhospitals and quarantine centres in Malaysia. We will continue to support thecommunities in each city where we have a presence as part of our #DorsettCares'commitment to our esteemed associates and guests around the world.


* The COVID-19 test kit is beingsold at HK$985 with the cost breakdown and features listed below: 

  • Prenetics PCRCOVID-19 test: HK$785
  • Sample Pick-Up toLaboratory Fee: HK$200
  • Private, securedigital results provided within 24 to 48 hours of receipt in their laboratory
  • Individuals withpositive results will be provided a telehealth physician consultation


About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International is one ofAsia's fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, we areproud to have an international footprint in 25 major cities worldwide with atotal of 56 properties with our strategic partners TWH and AGORA Hospitality,including Dorsett Hospitality International's 3 core brands: Dorsett Hotels& Resorts, d.Collection, and Silka, each with their own distinct identityand offerings to cater to diverse travel needs. Since the group's establishmentin Hong Kong in January 2007, we have grown by leaps and bounds with hotelsacross China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, andContinental Europe; more properties are planned in the development pipeline.For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit: www.dorsett.com.


About Prenetics

Prenetics is a leading global genetic testingand digital health company. Prenetics operates its direct to consumer genomicsbusiness via its two brands, CircleDNA in Asia and DNAFit in Europe. Thecompany has a team of over 150 people and is spread across ten offices in Asia,Europe and South Africa.


Prenetics has received over USD 50-million instrategic funding from Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, Ping An and more.Prenetics' mission is to help people lead healthier, more active lives byempowering them with personalised, predictive, and preventive measures in theform of the latest, proven innovations in DNA and mobile technology. For moreinformation, visit www.prenetics.com and www.circledna.com


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