The first phase of the Central Government-Aided Emergency Hospital in Lok Ma Chau, Hong Kong, was finished on Thursday, offering 500 negative-pressure isolation wards to help the city battle its COVID-19 outbreak.
The central government-aided project, which includes the emergency hospital, a mobile cabin isolation facility, and living facilities, is a specialist hospital compound for infectious respiratory diseases.
It covers a total area of 500,000 square meters with a built-up area of about 283,100 square meters.
Once the whole project is completed, predicted by the end of this month, the hospital will include 1,000 negative-pressure isolation wards, three operating rooms, 100 ICU beds, medical technical facilities, as well as pharmacies and oxygen and sewage treatment stations.
At its peak, over 20,000 workers were involved in the construction and some 2,883 vehicle trips were made back and forth to the site per day.