Dubai World Trade Centre Turned Into Hospital

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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.

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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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