Makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in Shanghai closes

SHANGHAI, May 26 (Xinhua) - A makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in Shanghai during the latest resurgence of infections closed down on Wednesday.

A medical worker talks with a senior patient in a makeshift hospital in Shanghai, east China, April 23, 2022. (Photo: Xinhua)

The hospital, which was set up inside the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center, was the first of its kind and was put into use during the outbreak in the megacity.

The makeshift hospital, which can provide around 7,300 beds, started to receive patients on March 26. About 25,000 patients, aged from two to 86, received treatment at the hospital over the past two months. Most of them had mild symptoms or were asymptomatic carriers.

Shanghai reported 48 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 290 local asymptomatic cases on Wednesday, the municipal health commission said Thursday.