How can China build a hospital for coronavirus so quickly?

February 4, 2020

The Chinese city of Wuhan is set to build a hospital in six days in order to treat patients suspected of contracting the coronavirus, according to an article on the BBC website

It is based on a similar hospital set up in Beijing to help tackle the SARS virus in 2003.

The hospital in Beijing in 2003 was built in seven days so the construction team is probably attempting to beat that record. Just like the hospital in Beijing, the Wuhan centre will be made out of prefabricated buildings.

In 2003, the Xiaotangshan Hospital was built in Beijing in order to accommodate the number of patients showing symptoms of Sars. It was constructed in seven days, allegedly breaking the world record for the fastest construction of a hospital.

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