Another makeshift hospital under construction in Shanghai
People's Daily Online
(Xinhua) 10:52, April 06, 2022
SHANGHAI, April 6 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai is converting the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) into a makeshift hospital with a planned capacity of 40,000 beds.
Upon completion, it is expected to act as the biggest such hospital for those testing positive for COVID-19 in the metropolis.
The NECC has eight exhibition halls and covers a total construction area of 1.47 million square meters. The facade of its building draws inspiration from an auspicious four-leaf clover and has hosted four editions of the China International Import Expo.
Shanghai reported 311 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 16,766 local asymptomatic carriers on Tuesday, according to the municipal health commission.
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