The facility, going up in the Caidian district in Wuhan's west, will occupy 25,000 square meters and accommodate 1,000 beds, the Communist Party's official People's Daily reports. The facility is expected to be completed and put into use prior to February 3.
The city of over 11 million people has been centralising its treatment of the new virus by isolating patients in 61 clinics and designated hospitals. Nationwide, 29 provincial-level regions have reported confirmed cases.
Twenty-four deaths from the infection were reported in Hubei and one was in the northern Hebei Province, the National Health Commission (NHC) said Friday.
The country is mobilizing medical resources nationwide to aid Wuhan and control the epidemic.
Peng Zhiyong (C), head of the department of critical care medicine of Zhongnan Hospital, performs diagnosis on a patient with his colleagues in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Jan. 24, 2020.
The City of Toronto says medical officer of health Dr. Eileen de Villa will hold a media availability to provide information on the coronavirus and how the city is preparing for its possible spread on Friday morning.
At least eight hospitals in Wuhan issued public calls for donations of masks, goggles, gowns and other protective medical gear, according to notices online.
He said: "I am working closely with the other United Kingdom chief medical officers".
She was then admitted to hospital and placed in isolation, health officials said.
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Outside of China , Thailand has reported four cases, Singapore three, with Japan, Vietnam and South Korea each reporting two. Most of the cases are in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus is believed to have originated late a year ago .
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The makeshift hospital created to have an area of 25,000 square meters with 1,000 beds is expected to be completed and put into use prior to February 3.
Reuters reported that hospitals in Wuhan are struggling to cope due to medical shortages.
"This is an emergency in China, but it has not yet become a global health emergency", WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters after two days of talks in Geneva.
NSW Health says it will not be disclosing the hospital locations of patients under investigation for privacy reasons.
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"They feel they can contain it to their setting and we have confidence that they will pursue that to the best of their abilities", Williams said. In the capital, Beijing, major public events were canceled, including traditional temple fairs that are a staple of Lunar New Year celebrations.
Across China, a slew of cancellations and closures dampened the usual liveliness of Lunar New Year.
Beijing's landmark Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will stop admitting visitors from January 25. The vast majority of cases (868) occurred in mainland China, but countries including Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam have also confirmed cases.
Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public-health officer, said Thursday that health-care workers across the country continue to be on guard for cases of the novel coronavirus, despite the World Health Organization saying it was not yet prepared to declare 2019-nCoV an worldwide public-health emergency.