China opens new hospitals for virus patients, deaths top 560
February 6, 2020
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday finished building a second new hospital to isolate and treat patients of a virus that has killed more than 560 people and continues to spread, disrupting travel and people's lives and fueling economic fears.
A first group of patients was expected to start testing a new antiviral drug, as China also moved people with milder symptoms into makeshift hospitals at sports centers, exhibition halls and other public spaces.
The health care system in the central city of Wuhan, where the outbreak was first detected in December, has been overwhelmed with the thousan...