- The Washington Times - Friday, May 29, 2009

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A group of 21 students and three teachers from a Silver Spring private school has been released from quarantine after being held by the Chinese government over fears about swine flu.

The students from the Barrie School have just one day left to wrap up their tour of Guizhou province before they return home Sunday. They arrived a week ago and were quarantined in their hotel for five days, beginning Monday.

Chinese officials feared the group was exposed to swine flu on their flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong. U.S. consular officials told school officials and parents Tuesday that the passenger with a fever did not have the illness. However, the group remained confined at a hotel in the city of Kaili until Friday.

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