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China just completed work on the emergency hospital it set up to tackle the Wuhan coronavirus, and it took just 8 days to do it

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A before-and-in-progress image of the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China.

  • China just finished building an emergency hospital set up specifically to battle the Wuhan coronavirus.
  • Work started on January 23, and the last brick was laid on Sunday morning, according to Chinese state media.
  • Huoshenshan Hospital has an area of 25,000 square metres and has 1,000 beds. 1,400 staff will operate the hospital.
  • More than 300 people have died from the virus in China. Several Chinese cities, including Wuhan, are under lockdown and quarantine.
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China has completed work on an emergency 1,000-bed hospital, set up specifically to battle the Wuhan coronavirus.

Work began on Huoshenshan Hospital on January 23, and was competed on Sunday morning, according to Chinese state media China Global Television Network (CGTN.)

The hospital has now been passed into the control of medical staff, and will admit patients from Monday, the Global Times wrote on Twitter.

The hospital has an area of 25,000 square meters (269,000 square feet) and has 1,000 beds, according to People's Daily, a state-run news outlet.

More than 300 people have died from the virus since it broke out in early December. Several Chinese cities, including Wuhan, are on lockdown and have been quarantined.

The brand new Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, will start taking patients from Monday.

14,380 people have tested positive for the virus across 24 countries, but only one death has been registered outside China, reported in the Philippines on Sunday.

Chinese authorities are building a second emergency hospital, 25 miles away from Huoshenshan Hospital, called Leishenshan Hospital.

It has a capacity of 1,600 beds, and is expected to open on Wednesday, according to CGTN.

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