China’s women’s Olympic soccer team quarantined due to deadly coronavirus

China's national women's soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament due to the coronavirus.

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January 29, 2020 - 11:18 AM

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — China’s national women’s soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people.

Health officials in Queensland state said on Wednesday that 32 people, including players, coaches and staff, traveled through the virus-effected Chinese city of Wuhan a week ago. The team was placed in isolation by border officials after arriving in Brisbane from Shanghai on Tuesday, and will be confined to a Brisbane hotel until Feb. 5.

Queensland Health said the squad was traveling with a team doctor and none has shown symptoms.

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