“China has announced it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with the coronavirus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted unprecedented lockdowns of cities during the country’s most important holiday.
“On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down at least 13 cities with a combined population of some 36 million people.
“The cities are Wuhan, where the illness has been concentrated, and 12 of its neighbours in central China’s Hubei province.
“”To address the insufficiency of existing medical resources,” Wuhan is constructing a hospital modelled after the Xiaotangshan SARS hospital in Beijing, Wuhan authorities said.”
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