China has pledged to build a new hospital within six days in Wuhan, the epicentre of a deadly virus that is sweeping across the country and through Asia.
State media reported that the city would throw its resources into building a brand-new 1,000-bed hospital within six days, specifically to contain and treat the virus.
It said the facilities would be based on the Xiaotangshan hospital near Beijing, which began as a hastily built 1000-bed field hospital at during the SARS outbreak in 2002-2003 which killed some 800 people.
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