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China quarantines 94 people on Seoul flight after 3 show fever

BEIJING, Feb 26, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – China quarantined 94 air passengers
arriving from Seoul after three people on the flight were discovered to have
fevers, state media reported Wednesday.

The three passengers, all Chinese, arrived in the city of Nanjing on
Tuesday morning and were discovered after customs personnel boarded the
aircraft on landing to screen passengers for symptoms, Chinese state
broadcaster CCTV said.

The three 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 three people with fevers had any history of travel to Wuhan,
the city where the 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 epicentre 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.

BSS/AFP/GMR/0817 hrs