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China Trying to Build Hospital for Coronavirus In Six Days


By Cathy Jakicic Design & Construction
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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 the BBC.

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.

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, check out the FacilitiesNet healthcare page

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