Apr 21, 2022 06:36 AM

Virus-Free Tibet Builds Two Makeshift Covid-19 Hospitals

A makeshift hospital under construction in Shanxi, April 19.
A makeshift hospital under construction in Shanxi, April 19.

What’s new: Tibet is building two makeshift hospitals with a total of 2,200 beds to treat Covid-19 patients as China combats the spreading omicron outbreak, even though the remote western region has been clear of the virus for more than two years.

Jiangsu Qi'an Construction Group Co. Ltd. was assigned in late March to build the temporary hospitals in Lhasa and Shigatse. The projects, mainly prefab-style buildings with negative pressure ventilation systems, were set to be completed in half a month, the company said on its official social media account.

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