China is building 1,000-bed hospital in 10 days for coronavi
The scale of the coronavirus outbreak at the city where it broke out is all too clear in these pictures of diggers and bulldozers. They are building a huge hospital that will have enough space for 1,000 patients of the disease in the city of Wuhan. And they are going to do it in just 10 days.

The gargantuan engineering project is being carried out on a garden site near a lake on the outskirts of the city that had previously been earmarked as a holiday complex.

‘Because it will be prefabricated buildings, it will not only be built fast but it also won’t cost much.’ In 2003 a Beijing hospital was completed within a week after an outbreak of SARS. Within two-months it had treated one-seventh of the country’s patients, giving the Wuhan government confidence it would complete its own project within the time frame.

The Changjiang Daily said the Beijing hospital had ‘created a miracle in the history of medical science.’

The Chinese government has shut transportation in at least 10 cities around Wuhan with the wearing of masks now mandatory, affecting 33 million people as efforts to stop the spread of the disease intensify.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/24/china-is-building-1000-bed-hospital-in-10-days-for-coronavirus-patients-12114833/?ito=cbshare
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