China Quarantines Students

The Chinese government defended the legality of having quarantined 22 Canadian students in a hotel in northeast China in response to the risk from swine flu, and say the students are also in agreement, the Globe and Mail reported.

Published: Wednesday, 05/06/2009 12:00 am EDT

The Chinese government defended the legality of having quarantined 22 Canadian students in a hotel in northeast China in response to the risk from swine flu, and say the students are also in agreement, the Globe and Mail reported. A spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said none of the students showed symptoms of having swine flu, but that the government of Jilin province has the right to quarantine them for seven days. A representative from the Canadian embassy in Beijing was not permitted to meet with the students, who have been holed up in a hotel since Saturday.

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