In pictures: World scrambles to construct temporary coronavirus hospitals
Amid a shortage of intensive care beds and ventilators, governments across the globe are racing to construct makeshift facilities to treat Covid-19 patients. Take a look at the pictures:
Governments across the world scramble to build temporary facilities to treat Covid-19 patients amid a shortage of intensive care beds and ventilators. So far, nearly 400,000 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus worldwide, and around 17,000 have died. Ground zero of the pandemic is in China’s Wuhan but its epicentre -- where the majority of new cases are originating -- is a moving target, shifting globally as the disease spreads.
Europe is the current epicentre, and Italy in particular -- the country is nearing 70,000 cases and 7,000 fatalities, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Take a look at the temporary hospitals being constructed by countries to deal with the pandemic.