China finished first emergency hospital for coronavirus patients

China has finished building a massive emergency 1000-bed hospital set up specifically to battle the Wuhan coronavirus.

Work began on Huoshenshan Hospital on January 23, and was completed on Sunday morning, It will admit patients from Monday. Huoshenshan Hospital is staffed by 1,400 medical personnel from the Chinese People's Liberation Army. More than 360 people have died from the virus. Only one death has been registered outside China. Chinese authorities are building in a few days a second emergency hospital, with 1,600 beds, 25 miles away from Huoshenshan Hospital, called Leishenshan Hospital. It is expected to open Wednesday.


Infection with coronavirus is a significant global situation and it continues to evolve. WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern. As a result of the outbreak, Wuhan, Tianjin and several other cities in China have been placed under lockdown by the government to prevent a global pandemic. Starting Sunday, American officials attempt to contain the public health risk by transferring all flights arriving from China to just a few airports across the country, including Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport.