Dubai World Trade Centre Turned Into Hospital

Authorities have converted the Dubai World Trade Centre into a field hospital that can house 3,000 coronavirus patients in a bid to ramp up the country’s capacity to treat people infected with the COVID-19.

While Dubai hospitals currently have between 4,000 and 5,000 beds available, authorities are preparing to increase their capacity to up to 10,000 or more beds, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority Humaid al-Qutami said at a press conference last week.

Across the country, mobile testing centres have been also launched as part of the UAE’s rapidly expanding coronavirus testing program.

The country is conducting 32,000 tests at its recently opened drive-thru test centres and has also established a massive testing laboratory.

The UAE has reported 4,933 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 28 virus-related deaths.


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