The Chinese government drafted in a 7,000-strong crew to construct Wuhan’s new Huoshenshan Hospital, completing it in under two weeks as part of the fight against Coronavirus.
The hospital is one of two new health facilities, with the second due to finish in Wuhan later this week. Huoshenshan Hospital offers 1,000 beds and 30 intensive care units across its 269,000 sq ft, intended to treat and quarantine Coronavirus patients, and according to reports includes state-of-the-art equipment to help prevent its spread – including a UV disinfectant system.
Workers pulled round the clock shifts to get the building finished so quickly, slotting its prefab modules together on site. It’s a similar process to the one used in 2003, when China constructed the Xiaotangshan Hospital in a week, to help treat an outbreak of SARS.