China's new coronavirus hospital taking first patients

February 7, 2020

The first patients are being treated at a 1,000-bed hospital that was built in 10 days in China to deal with the coronavirus, according to an article on The Washington Times website.

Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan and a second 1,500-bed facility due to open this week were built by construction crews working around the clock.

The Wuhan healthcare facilities mark the second time China has built specialized hospitals in a matter of days. 

As severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) spread in 2003, a facility in Beijing was constructed in a week.

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