January 23, 2020 / 2:36 PM / a month ago

Wuhan to build designated hospital to treat coronavirus patients - Beijing News

BEIJING, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Chinese city of Wuhan, epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak, will build a dedicated hospital to treat patients, which it aims to complete in six days, state media outlet Beijing News reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed source at the construction company that will build it.

The virus outbreak has infected more than 600 people and killed 17, prompting Wuhan to cut transportation links.

Reporting by Colin Qian and Tony Munroe; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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