Coronavirus Quarantine Center In China Collapses, 70 Trapped

A hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine centre in China has collapsed, leaving 70 people trapped.

According to reports, the building; a five-storey building in Fujian province, was being used to house and observe people who had come in contact with Covid-19 patients when it collapsed at around 7:30pm local time.

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According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, at least 29 people have so far been rescued from the wreckage of the Xinjia Express Hotel in Quanzhou.

Nearly 150 firefighters are thought to be engaged in the rescue operation.