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China prepares construction of second hospital for coronavirus in Wuhan

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China prepares construction of second hospital for coronavirus in Wuhan

China is preparing to build a second hospital especially to accommodate patients infected with the coronavirus.

A first hospital is already under construction and should be ready in a week, the second will be completed in fifteen days and will have 1,300 beds, precisely the number of people already infected. The latest figures point to 41 dead.

This Saturday it was announced that the disease has already reached Malaysia, where the first three cases have already been confirmed. There are still four confirmed cases in Australia. The first cases in Europe were confirmed on Friday, all in France.

The disease had its epicenter in the Chinese city of Wuhan. WHO held an emergency meeting last week and concluded that declaring an emergency was not justified. Several countries are implementing containment measures.

This outbreak of coronavirus in China coincides with the New Year holidays, a time when the country practically stops and millions of people travel to be with their relatives at the festivities, which makes it difficult to implement measures to avoid contagion. Beijing has already announced the sending of 450 military doctors to Wuhan to help treat the disease.

Chinese authorities have also quarantined the entire city of Wuhan, as well as two neighboring cities, where a total of 18 million people live.

In Portugal, and the General Directorate of Health announced the activation of public health prevention devices, while the European Center for Disease Control raised the risk of contagion in the European Union (EU) to "moderate", continuing to monitor the situation and the situation. perform rapid risk assessments.

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