Coronavirus quarantine facility collapses in China, over 70 trapped in debris
New Delhi : A coronavirus quarantine facility has reportedly collapsed in the southeast Chinese port city of Quanzhou. More than 70 people are feared trapped inside the debris, reported local media.
Nearly one hour after the collapse of the multi-storey building, the reports claimed that 38 of 70 people have been rescued and rest are still under the debris.
A video stream posted by the government-backed Beijing News site showed rescue workers in orange overalls clambering over rubble and twisted steelwork carrying people towards ambulances.
Over 1,00,000 people have been reported positive to the coronavirus which has killed more than 3000 people in China till date.
The World Health Organization (WHO) called the spread of the virus "deeply concerning" as a wave of countries reported on Saturday their first cases of the COVID-19 disease.
In South Korea, new 100 cases of coronavirus were reported on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the country to 7000.
Meanwhile, 21 people diagnosed with coronavirus have been quarantined on a Grand Princess cruise ship.