BEIJING, China – China quarantined 94 air passengers arriving from Seoul after 3 people on the flight were discovered to have fevers, state media reported Wednesday, February 26.
The 3 passengers, all Chinese, arrived in the city of Nanjing on Tuesday morning, February 25, and were discovered after customs personnel boarded the aircraft on landing to screen passengers for symptoms, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said.
The 3 were immediately sent by ambulance to a hospital for isolation and testing, while 94 people who had sat near them on the plane were sent to a hotel to be quarantined, CCTV said.
None of the 3 people with fevers had any history of travel to Wuhan, the city where the new coronavirus outbreak originated.
South Korea is among the countries that have reported a surge in cases in recent days even as the number of fresh cases declines at the epicenter of the disease in China.
Seoul reported the country's 11th death from the virus and 169 new infections Wednesday, taking its overall tally to 1,146 cases – by far the largest tally outside China. – Rappler.com