China has finished the construction of an emergency hospital in just eight days in Wuhan, the city at the center of the new Coronovirus outbreak as the epidemic continues to claim more lives and infect more people across the country and beyond the borders.
Work had begun on the construction of the 1000-bed emergency Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei Province, on January 23, and was completed on Sunday, according to Chinese media.
The hospital is set to receive patients confirmed with the Coronavirus infection from Monday.
The new hospital is one of the two dedicated facilities being constructed to help tackle the viral outbreak, which has infected more than 17,000 people across China — with more than 11,000 cases reported only in Hubei Province.
The construction of the second hospital in Wuhan is due to be finished on Wednesday.