China set to open first hospital for coronavirus patients

STR / AFP

A new 1,000-bed hospital to treat coronavirus patients is set to open in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, on Monday.

The Huoshenshan hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and ventilation and was built in just eight days.

A second 1,600-bed hospital is currently under construction in Wuhan and will be completed on February 5. 

The flu-like has killed 361 people and infected more than 17,000 in China.

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