Central China's Hubei Province on Friday launched its highest first-level public health emergency over the current coronavirus outbreak in the region, according to local authorities.

Wuhan started construction of a new special hospital for coronavirus-infected patients on Thursday night. The construction is expected to complete by Feb. 3 and the new hospital is expected to house 1,000 beds.

Before the hospital opens, 15 local hospitals were designated to receive critically ill patients with fever of unknown reason.

Medical staff of other local hospitals have all gone through trainings and been devoted to the battle against the viral pneumonia. http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20200124/8133649.shtml#!language=1

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