China is building a 1,500-room hospital in 5 days amid the spread of the Coronavirus

China is building a 1,500-room hospital in 5 days amid the spread of the Coronavirus

China is setting up immediate hospitals again to deal with the latest wave of COVID-19 patients.

The construction of a hospital with 1,500 rooms to treat those infected with the Coronavirus was completed on Saturday, after only five days of construction. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei Province. The Associated Press reported. Another hospital with 3,000 rooms is under construction in Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province.

After the virus was largely contained in the central city of Wuhan in December 2019, China is experiencing a new wave of infections that appears to be expected to get worse. The state-run Xinhua News Agency said 645 people are currently being treated in Nangong. Virus clusters have been found in Beijing and other provinces.

The speed with which new hospitals are being built reflects the six-day effort Several hospitals in Wuhan Last January and February.

China is witnessing a new wave of infections that appears to be getting worse.
China is witnessing a new wave of infections that appears to be getting worse.
Yang Xiao / Xinhua via Zuma Press

The government said the recent cases were spreading unusually quickly, and blamed the recent increase on infected people or goods coming from abroad. A government statement said: “It is difficult to deal with it.” According to The Independent. “Community transmission has already occurred when the epidemic was detected, so it is difficult to prevent it.”

Also on Saturday, the Beijing city government said that travelers arriving in the Chinese capital from abroad will be required to undergo an additional week of “medical observation” after a 14-day quarantine, but it did not provide details.

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Chinese officials blamed the recent increase on infected people or goods from abroad.
Chinese officials blamed the recent increase on infected people or goods from abroad.
Yang Xiao / Xinhua via Zuma Press

Nationwide, the Health Commission reported 130 new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to midnight Friday. She added that 90 of those were in Hebei.

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