A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, is being converted into a hospital, which will have 600 beds when it opens on April 11. Photo: Handout A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, is being converted into a hospital, which will have 600 beds when it opens on April 11. Photo: Handout
A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, is being converted into a hospital, which will have 600 beds when it opens on April 11. Photo: Handout

Chinese border town builds makeshift hospital to cope with coronavirus cases coming in from Russia

  • Rising number of imported Covid-19 cases prompts lockdown and stricter controls between neighbours
  • Quarantine and testing at checkpoints are ‘stretched beyond limit’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, is being converted into a hospital, which will have 600 beds when it opens on April 11. Photo: Handout A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, is being converted into a hospital, which will have 600 beds when it opens on April 11. Photo: Handout
A 13-storey office building in Suifenhe, Heilongjiang province, is being converted into a hospital, which will have 600 beds when it opens on April 11. Photo: Handout
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