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Hotel used for coronavirus quarantine
collapses in China, trapping 70 people

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Posted By: mc squared, 3/7/2020 12:00:54 PM

A hotel being used to quarantine people exposed to coronavirus has collapsed in southeast China, trapping about 70, according to reports. The Xinjia Hotel, in Quanzhou City in Fujian province, collapsed around 7:30 p.m. local time Saturday, the Daily Mail reported. At least 34 people have so far been rescued, the South China Morning Post said, citing the Ministry of Emergency Management. The exact number of people in the 80-room hotel at the time was unknown. Videos posted online showed emergency workers combing through the wreckage. State news agency Xinhua said rescue efforts were ongoing.Over 80,850 people have been diagnosed with the virus in


Think you're Chinese appliances are crap? That's nuthin'. The quarantine hospital collapses and requires rescue teams and spews debris throughout the city.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/7/2020 12:07:02 PM (No. 339520)
And the Left considers China a 1st world superpower, and demands we treat them as equal to the U.S..
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Reply 2 - Posted by: iSpartacus 3/7/2020 12:21:15 PM (No. 339541)
Do the hotel collapse victims count as coronavirus deaths?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highvoltage 3/7/2020 12:22:41 PM (No. 339543)
That's Communist construction for you. It's a case of Communist government bureaucrats making construction decisions instead of true experts in the know.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45 3/7/2020 12:28:21 PM (No. 339551)
This is the perfect metaphor for Communism. They can’t contain a virus; they can’t treat the people affected; and, when they quarantine a bunch of sick people, the bulding they’re in falls down on them! They can’t do ANYTHING right....
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Reply 5 - Posted by: red1066 3/7/2020 12:35:45 PM (No. 339562)
Well, it's not a cure, but the patients don't need to worry about the virus.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DARling 3/7/2020 12:39:31 PM (No. 339570)
I'll bet they were packed like sardines in a rickety hotel no one would pay to stay at. Life is cheap in China.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 3/7/2020 1:23:32 PM (No. 339602)
#3, Communist corruption. I have no doubt that there are normal building codes in place, but a bit of payola and/or political pressure and those "requirements" are gone. Portland cement, steel, sand and gravel are what a concrete building is made of. Guess what gets shortchanged when corruption is going on? Hint: they don't short it on sand or gravel, at $5 a ton.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo 3/7/2020 1:40:06 PM (No. 339623)
I'm pretty sure the highest risk factor for death due to 'coronavirus' in states like China and Iran is political persuasion. Those that oppose dictatorial goobernment have a much higher incidence of dying due to 'coronavirus' than those actually expsoed to the virus.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 3/7/2020 1:59:26 PM (No. 339640)
If the Chi-Coms are not on the PC protected class list (still checking) then I have some great dark humor involving putting the "Lime" into the "Corona" instead of into the concrete.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: rinohunter 3/7/2020 2:00:23 PM (No. 339641)
The dumbfounded, communist Chinese loving media in this country are asking, "how could this have happened"? Three words: MADE IN CHINA.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Maggie2u 3/7/2020 2:15:39 PM (No. 339654)
Must have been that cheap defective steel imported from the U.S. /s
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman 3/7/2020 4:12:19 PM (No. 339746)
I've been to Quanzhou City a lot over the years. It's huge! It is very modern in the modern central areas and very "rustic" in the outskirts. I can guess which areas they put the victims into. I've been in slightly run down hotels and told it was the best hotel in the town. I saw some of the other hotels and had to agree that the one we were in was not so bad. Still, I can't imagine one of them simply collapsing. Maybe an older brick and wood building.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: nihtwael 3/7/2020 4:58:57 PM (No. 339766)
I had an opportunity to go to China ten years ago to teach English. So glad I decided against that.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Omen55 3/7/2020 6:06:38 PM (No. 339814)
If that's the Chicoms idea of 5 star hotel I can't imagine 3.
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