Hospital video shows distressing scene from coronavirus outbreak

Hospitals in China are struggling to keep up with the coronavirus outbreak.

The video of the overcrowded conditions match pictures published by local media in the past two days which, however, did not show anyone lying on the floor.

“Shortage of medical supplies, request help!” Wuhan's Children's Hospital posted on Weibo, China's social network, in a plea for items like surgical masks, disposable clothing, gloves and goggles. Several other hospitals have posted similar requests.

In the meantime, Wuhan broke ground on a brand new, 1,000-bed hospital to address the outbreak, expected to be completed by Feb. 3. The city is following the lead of Beijing, where a similar fast-tracked hospital was built to address the 2003 SARS outbreak.

More than 800 people in China have been sickened by the new coronavirus. At least 26 people have died of the disease.

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