China coronavirus: Wuhan panic-building new hospital in 6 days – Business Insider
Wuhan panic-building new hospital
in 6 days – Business Insider
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rushing to build a new hospital in just six days to treat patients of the deadly coronavirus. Excavation has started at a site in Wuhan, where the outbreak started, and where doctors describe an overwhelmed medical system.
The city, and at least nine others, have had their public transport links shut off, leaving a total of 30 million people quarantined in a bid to stop the virus from spreading further.
Wuhan’s strategy mirrors Beijing’s efforts to control the deadly SARS coronavirus outbreak in 2003 when it built a hospital in just seven days that treated one-seventh of the country’s patients.
The Chinese city of Wuhan is rushing to build a brand-new hospital within six days to treat patients of the coronavirus that has killed at least 26 people across the country and is overwhelming the quarantined city’s health system.
Doctors in Wuhan say that people have to queue for hours for medical attention, that screening the disease is difficult, that there is not enough protective gear, and that some doctors were told not to go to work over fears they could catch the virus.