Australia: Chinese women’s football team reportedly holed up in Brisbane hotel over virus fears

The Chinese women's national football team were reportedly being held in quarantine in Brisbane's Westin Hotel, local media reported on Thursday. The Brisbane Times reported that guests at the Westin had been informed that other visitors were being held in the hotel following the outbreak of the deadly corona virus, although neither hotel staff nor Chinese authorities would confirm those being... Еще quarantined belonged to the team. The football team had been asked to remain in their hotel rooms until at least Wednesday, February 5 after arriving in Australia to compete in Olympic qualifiers. Health officials in Queensland confirmed that no members of the 32-strong team had shown any symptoms, although a Chinese national from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, had a confirmed case and was currently in a stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital. The officials added that should any team member begin to show symptoms, they would be immediately transferred to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital or the Princess Alexandra Hospital. The Olympic qualifiers had originally been set to take place in Wuhan but were subsequently relocated to Nanjing and finally to Sydney over the fears of the virus spreading. The virus has killed at least 170 people so far and infected more than 7,700 in China alone, with more than a hundred cases reported worldwide across twenty countries, including Germany, France, Finland, Canada and the US.

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