More temporary hospitals in Wuhan to combat coronavirus

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-05 11:40:12|Editor: huaxia

After converting the three venues into hospitals Monday, Wuhan plans to convert another eight.


WUHAN, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) -- To fight against the coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan is converting its existing venues into hospitals to receive infected patients. After the three venues were converted Monday, the city plans to convert another eight.

The sites, located in different districts of the city, will take in patients with mild symptoms caused by the coronavirus. These temporary hospitals are expected to provide more than 10,000 beds.

People work inside a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

People work inside a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

People work inside a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

Aerial photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows the exterior of a cultural building complex dubbed "Wuhan Livingroom", which is being converted into a hospital to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)

Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows workers converting Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center into a temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Workers are busy converting Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center into a temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Workers are busy converting Wuhan International Conference and Exhibition Center into a temporary hospital in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows an interior view of the Hongshan Gymnasium, which is converted into a temporary hospital, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows an interior view of the Hongshan Gymnasium, which is converted into a temporary hospital, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows an interior view of the Hongshan Gymnasium, which is converted into a temporary hospital, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows an interior view of the Hongshan Gymnasium, which is converted into a temporary hospital, in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province. (Xinhua/Xiong Qi)

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