Photos show the National Guard converting New York City’s Javits Center into a disaster hospital for coronavirus patients
- In an effort to combat the alarming increase of coronavirus cases, the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan is being converted into an emergency hospital.
- The main showroom of the center will be broken up into four 250-bed hospitals, each about 40,000 square feet in size.
- There will be 320 Federal Emergency Management Agency workers assigned to the four hospitals in the center.
- With over 20,000 confirmed cases, New York has the largest number of coronavirus cases of any US state.
- Scroll down to see pictures of the construction of the Javits Center that will soon become New York City’s first makeshift disaster hospital.
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Over the weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to open a new makeshift hospital in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan in an effort to contain the state’s rising coronavirus cases.
The New York National Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Javits employees have since been constructing the 1,000-bed facility, which is set to start operating in a week to 10 days.
As of March 24, New York had over 20,000 confirmed cases — the largest number of coronavirus cases …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]