Coronavirus Quarantine Hotel Collapses in China

Coronavirus death toll arises, but death results from a quarantine hotel collapse, not from the virus. 

Coronavirus Quarantine Hotel Collapses in China
Hotel Collapses in China

Coronavirus Quarantine Hotel Collapses in China


Coronavirus forced China to make many quarantine places across the country. Their quarantine process got praises from the WHO. But 4 people already dead following 29 people missing due to the collapse of a hotel that was being used as a quarantine place deems the spirit of the quarantine process. The collapsed took place in the Quanzhou city on Saturday.

Xinjia Hotel is a five-storey building, situated in Fujian, a southern province. Rescue workers are still working on the pile of wrecks made by the collapse.

The Ministry of Emergency Management reports that the rescue team has been able to rescue 38 people from the 71 entrapped people.   

The reason behind the collapse is still unclear to the team.

The collapse happened at about 19:30 local time (11:30 GMT) on Saturday.

According to Chinese state media, the hotel was a place having provided facilities to those who had close contact with Covid-19 affected patients.

There are 47 virus cases in Quanzhou city.

From the official from Xinhua news agency, we come to that the first floor of that hotel was under renovation that started bach in before the Lunar New Year.

The hotel had 80 guest rooms and started in 2018.

Police summon the owner of the building.  

One woman confirms the Beijing News website that her sister and other relatives were in this quarantine. She said, "I can't contact them, they're not answering their phones. I'm under quarantine too [at another hotel], and I'm very worried, I don't know what to do. They were healthy, they took their temperatures every day, and the tests showed that everything was normal."

The cases were 296 in Fujian province till Friday, and about 10,819 people may have close contact with the affected patents too. So, they are now under observation.

The number of newly affected people in China was 99 on Friday. But it dropped down to 44 on Saturday.

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 101,000 people worldwide being affected by the virus.

The coronavirus death toll is now 3,500 worldwide. Most of the deaths occur in Hubei province, China, the birthplace of the virus starting invasion in December last year. 

The tragic collapse only increases the number of deaths for only one reason, coronavirus.