x

Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS | Get the local news and weather where you live from 5NEWS. Covering Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and all of Northwest Arkansas and the River Valley.

China Building A Hospital To Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

(AP) — China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected by a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompt...
MGN_1280x960_00121B00-DWXVR

(AP) — China is swiftly building a hospital dedicated to treating patients infected by a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds and prompted lockdowns of at least 13 cities on the eve of the country’s most important holiday.

China Building A Hospital To Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

Transportation is halted and streets eerily quiet in the locked-down cities as the virus led to the cancellation of festivities for the Lunar New Year.

Wuhan, where the outbreak began, and 12 neighboring cities have a combined population of more than 36 million.

A Wuhan hospital with space for 1,000 beds is being built in the style of a facility that Beijing constructed during the SARS epidemic.

The number of cases has risen to 830 while and the deaths include the youngest recorded victim at 36.