Stewardess Ellie Freeman described her accommodation as “a literal concentration camp”

A British Airways cabin crew staff documented how she was taken to a quarantine camp in Hong Kong after a colleague tested positive for Coronavirus.

Stewardess Ellie Freeman captured footage of how she and her colleagues were rounded up and taken out of their Marriott hotel.

Freeman and her colleagues were given 30 minutes to pack their bags whilst the pilots were allowed to go home.

“I’m honestly fuming. I feel a big breakdown coming on, so if anyone wants to Facetime me when I get there, it would be much appreciated. God, I am so scared,” she said as she was being escorted to the quarantine camp.

“Love that from BA that the flight crew can go home and we all have to stay here. What the f***.”

In the camp, Freeman showed her accommodation, which did not meet the standard expected by the crew.

According to The Sun, the crew were given noodles and biscuits before being handed a breakfast menu which featured congee, meat, vegetables and eggs. The staff still said they were “starving”.

In one snap, Freeman uploaded a picture of the menu with “no” written on it. She described her accommodation as “a literal concentration camp”.

Freeman also reported that she was charged HK$60 for sanitary products.

The crew are to remain at the quarantine camp for 14 days.

In response, BA said in a statement, “our teams in Hong Kong and London are helping to care for our cabin crew members, providing them with support and additional supplies to make sure their stay is as comfortable as possible, after the authorities requested they quarantine in accordance with local Covid-19 regulations.”

“We work closely with governments in every country we fly to, and always put the safety and wellbeing of our teams and customers at the heart of everything we do.”

Hong Kong has implemented tight restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, fining HK$5,000 for not wearing a mask in public spaces. The city recorded only seven new cases on Thursday.

 

 

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