A group of British students and their teachers have been quarantined in China after 4 of them were taken to hospital suffering from Swine Flu.
They were part of a study group visiting the Chinese capital Beijing. Speaking from a distance and through a mobile phone 19 year old Joe Robinson said they were being well treated but were asked to wear protective masks at all times. He said: “ We are being treated very well. The food is great, we have our own individual rooms, we’re allowed to roam freely but not outside the quarantine zone.” Three of the students were taken directly from Beijing Airport to hospital after they were diagnosed with high fever. Parents have been told the quarantine should last about a week. This case is seen as further evidence of how the virus can spread quickly throughout the world by international air travel. The Chinese are screening all arrivals for signs of high temperatures. There are an estimated 55,000 new cases of swine flu in Britain last week. The virus has killed over 400 people worlwide.