Coronavirus: Man Survives 69 Hours Under Collapsed Quarantine Hotel in China
Date: 2020-03-11 09:47:33
A man was pulled out alive after being trapped for 69 hours under the rubble of a collapsed coronavirus quarantine hotel in southeast China, where at least 26 other people died.
The 24-year-old man was taken to a hospital on Tuesday afternoon and was in a stable condition, according to the local authorities.
Three people were still missing from the collapse on Saturday, according to the local fire and rescue department.
The hotel in Quanzhou was a quarantine site for people exposed to the new coronavirus, which has infected over 80,000 people in China, though about three-fourths of them have recovered.
The building had reportedly been modified illegally before the collapse.
Most parts of China are quarantining people for 14 days if they are from high-risk areas or even traveled abroad or simply outside their home regions.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.
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