India is deploying thousands of the disposable cardboard beds. Photo: ReutersIndia is deploying thousands of the disposable cardboard beds. Photo: Reuters
India is deploying thousands of the disposable cardboard beds. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: India uses cardboard beds as hospitals run out of space

  • The beds are waterproof, easily assembled, and can hold a load of up to 300kg, designer Vikram Dhawan says
  • One study published in March in a US journal showed the coronavirus can remain for up to three days on plastic but only for 24 hours on cardboard
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
India is deploying thousands of the disposable cardboard beds. Photo: ReutersIndia is deploying thousands of the disposable cardboard beds. Photo: Reuters
India is deploying thousands of the disposable cardboard beds. Photo: Reuters
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