In Pictures: Wuhan express-building new 1,000-bed hospital

Chinese city of Wuhan is express-building a new 1,000-bed hospital to treat victims of the new coronavirus, and plans to have it ready at the earliest to treat patients.

The new hospital is being built in a set of gardens by a lake on the outskirts of the city. Prefabricated buildings which will have at least 1,000 beds will be put up.

Below are a few pictures:

This aerial photo shows excavators
This aerial photo shows construction material
Excavators at work
Workers unload materials from a truck at the construction site
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaking with construction workers (fourth from left)
Construction site of a new hospital
The outline of a floor began to take shape and electrical switchboards were already ready by Monday