The hotel Xinjia, which opened in 2018, it was 5 stories high and had a total of 80 rooms and was recently converted to observe the quarantine period additional provisions for the patients cured by the coronavirus. At the moment were not disclosed the causes of the collapse.
33 rescued after hotel collapse in China https://t.co/OiRW3ShVVq pic.twitter.com/TCcJlMfxKU— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 7, 2020
Hundreds of rescuers are working to pull people out and will continue throughout the night. The accident happened around 19.30 local time. "I can not contact them, do not respond to their phones," said a relative of one of the people trapped by the press agency Reuters. "I, too, am in quarantine (in another hotel) and I am very worried, I don't know what to do. They were healthy, they measured the temperature each day and the tests were negative". Quanzhou, a city of 8 million inhabitants, is located in the province of Fujian, in the continental part of the strait of Taiwan. The Fujian province had 296 cases of coronavirus and 10.819 persons were placed under observation after they have been identified as possible infection. It is located about one thousand kilometers from Wuhan in Hubei province, where it began the global epidemic of COVID-19.
#Update: The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a team to the site of Xinjia hotel, which collapsed in China's Quanzhou on Sat evening, to assist local rescue work. The hotel is a medical observation site for close contacts with #COVID19 patients. https://t.co/44iEe8I1SV pic.twitter.com/L2ADWCrXr9— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 7, 2020
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