163 passengers on ROK-China flight under observation after 5 reported to have fever

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-26 17:40:23|Editor: huaxia

JINAN, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 163 passengers on a flight from the Republic of Korea (ROK) to the city of Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, are now under medical observation after five passengers were reported to have a fever, local authorities said Wednesday.

Operated by a Chinese airline, the flight departed from Incheon International Airport, ROK and arrived at Weihai International Airport at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the Weihai government said.

An on-site inspection found that five passengers on the flight had abnormal body temperature. So far, the nationalities of the five are unknown.

Among the 163 passengers, 19 are natives of ROK, three are Americans, one from Ukraine and the rest are Chinese.

The five passengers have been sent to hospitals for diagnosis and medical observation. The rest of the passengers have been sent to a designated hotel for further observation, the local government said.