In Southeastern China, the Xinjia hotel is used to quarantine Coronavirus patients. However, over 70 people were left trapped after the hotel collapsed Saturday night.
At least 33 people had been rescued from the debris by 9:30 p.m. local time and another 10 saved over the next three hours. About 600 miles from Wuhan, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak; which has killed more than 3,000 people, the hotel was located in Quanzhou, a southern province of Fujian.
Authorities and officials of the Ministry of Emergency Management have confirmed there are no fatalities. Reports have yet to be updated as to why or how the building collapsed.
One woman told Beijing News that relatives, including her sister were trapped in the building.
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.”