Ten killed after coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China

Ten killed after coronavirus quarantine hotel collapses in China
Beijing: At least ten people have died and over 20 still trapped under the rubble after a hotel being used as quarantine facility collapsed Saturday night in China's Fujian Province.

Rescues officials have rescued 48 including a two-year-old boy out of total 71 who initially trapped after the building cave in. A heavy contingent of firefighters is still busy in finding the remaining people.

Most of people present in the building were not diagnosed with novel Coronavirus but they have been quarantined taking precautionary measures by health officials.

Initial investigation showed the hotel building was under house decoration when the accident happened. State media said that the owner of the building has been put under police control.

The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent a team to the place of incident in order to investigate the reasons behind the collapse.

The ministry urged all-out efforts to rescue the victims and emphasized the prevention of secondary disasters.

China has confirmed 44 new cases of infections, 84 new cases of suspected infections, and 27 deaths (all in Hubei province) on Saturday showing a decrease in the cases as compared to 99 on Friday.

“1,661 patients were released from hospital after being cured. 4,021 people who had had close contact with infected patients were freed from medical observation. Serious cases decreased by 225,” read an official statement.

As of 24:00 on March 7, the National Health Commission had received 80,695 reports of confirmed cases and 3,097 deaths in 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, and in all 57,065 patients had been cured and discharged from hospital.