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New China hospital opens in Wuhan to treat patients with coronavirus

Updated: Feb 06,2020 10:02 AM    CGTN

The first new hospital in Wuhan dedicated to treating patients with the coronavirus started receiving patients on the morning of Feb 4.

The construction of a second facility is expected to be completed on Feb 5.

CGTN spoke to Yin Kui, chief engineer of China Construction Third Engineering Bureau.

He said the new hospital will have two different entrances for medical staff and patients.

And the hospital has been specially-designed to prevent medical workers from getting infected.

Hallways, patient wards and bathrooms have four levels of air pressure so the virus cannot be spread.

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