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China quarantine hotel collapse kills several, many trapped

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Mar, 2020. 03:02 pm
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China quarantine hotel

At least seven people were killed in the collapse of China quarantine hotel used to isolate people who had arrived from other parts of China hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

As per details,  the sudden China quarantine hotel collapse  in southeastern city of Quanzhou, trapped 71 people, China’s Ministry of Emergency Management said.

Authorities in Quanzhou said that 36 had been rescued and 28 were still missing.

Most of the rescued were taken to hospitals for treatment, some with serious injuries.

The cause of the collapse under investigation, and the owner of the building was put under police control.

Two supermarkets on the first floor of the seven-story building undergoing remodeling, and a pillar reportedly deformed a few minutes before the collapse.

At the time of the collapse, 58 people were under quarantine in the hotel and all had tested negative for novel coronavirus.
There were also 16 hotel staff and six car dealership employees on site.
The building’s owner is in police custody.

Quanzhou is about 600 miles from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China, where more than 3,000 people have died from the virus.

The spread of the coronavirus continues in China.

The country reported 44 new cases , most of them in Hubei where the outbreak originated.

There were only three cases elsewhere on the mainland, in people who had arrived from overseas.

A further 27 people died from COVID-19, bringing the national toll to 3,097.

On the hand New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency over the coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases there rose by 13 to 89.

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