[VIDEO] China to Build 1,000-Bed Hospital in Days



Excavators digging on a construction site.

China has begun building a 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of the coronavirus, and plans to have the building operational by February 3. Machinery including 35 excavators and 10 bulldozers arrived at the Wuhan, China, work site on Thursday night.

According to News Sky, the hospital will be constructed in the style of a facility Beijing built during the SARS epidemic 17 years ago.

“China has a record of getting things done fast even for monumental projects like this,” Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, told the BBC.

Huang also told BBC that engineers would be brought from across the country in order to complete construction in time. 

As of today, the virus has infected almost 3,000 people in China and killed 81 people, according to Dezeen. 

Source: Sky News, BBC, Dezeen