Norovirus ruins holidays of 100 Club Med guests

Club Med Yabuli resort in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province has promised compensation worth three times their orders on Tuesday to guests who suffered from norovirus.

A local travel agency has promised compensation worth three times original order value on Tuesday for guests who suffered from norovirus at a resort.

More than 100 people staying at Club Med's Yabuli resort in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province developed symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and fever on Sunday.

Guests who booked accommodation at the resort before Friday will be booked with other resorts, or they can delay or cancel their order with full refunds offered, the resort said. 

Medical treatment will also be covered for those who visit hospital within two days after leaving the resort, it said.

Analysis of water quality and food testing is under way to determine the cause of the virus, the resort said, adding that they have stepped up the disinfection of rooms, catering facilities and public areas.

An all-inclusive four-night tour package for two adults and one child costs around 15,000 yuan (US$2,212), according to the official website.

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