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China builds massive COVID-19 isolation centre as cases in Hebei province surge – ABC News

As a COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow in China’s north-eastern Hebei province, workers begin building an isolation centre expected to house 3,000 wards and have…



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China has started construction on a medical isolation centre in Hebei province to help contain a severe COVID-19 outbreak.
Key points:

  • More than 28 million people are under lockdown in China
  • The isolation centre will have room for several thousand people
  • Authorities are encouraging people to stay at home ahead of next month’s Lunar New Year holidays

Covering an area of about 33 hectares according to state media, the site will mainly be used to isolate close contacts and secondary close contacts of…

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