500 construction workers operating hundreds of heavy machinery are working day and night to build a 1,000-bed coronavirus hospital in just 7 days to cope with the deadly Wuhan coronavirus.
The six-acres of dirt will be the site of a new 1,000-bed hospital just one week from now. The hospital is expected to open on February 3.
Experts warn that 350,000 people will be infected with the deadly coronavirus in the city of Wuhan alone.
The hospital will comprise of multiple buildings made out of pre-fabricated components and shipping containers that will be assembled in place on the site.
The facility is of the utmost urgency as coronavirus cases quadruple every day.
Aerial photos show workers driving dozens of excavators while hundreds of dump trucks line up at the construction site of an emergency field hospital in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
The Wuhan coronavirus has killed 26 people and infected nearly 10,000 more around the world so far this month, dailymail.com reported.
Airport officials are screening arriving travelers for fevers in Los Angeles, Washington state, New York, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.
The virus, which leaped from fish or animals to humans, is linked to a wholesale fish market miles from the Wuhan laboratory.
The contagion is easily spread through close contact with infected persons and through the air by coughing or sneezing.
The virus replicates rapidly in the lungs and overwhelms the respiratory system, causing inflammation and swelling in lung tissue, making it difficult for the patient to breathe. The cause of death is usually organ failure.
Symptoms include a fever, shortness of breath, cough, runny nose, headache and sore throat.
China has locked down 14 cities, canceled public transportation and closed roads in and out of cities to stop the spread of the virus.
A woman bragged on social media that she had a fever but she took medication to cheat screeners at an airport in Wuhan so she could leave the city. The woman was tracked down in Paris, France by health officials. She tested negative for the virus.