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Italy: New coronavirus hospital inaugurated at Milan's Fair02:37

Italy: New coronavirus hospital inaugurated at Milan's Fair

Italy, Rho, Milan
March 31, 2020 at 17:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

A new coronavirus hospital and intensive care centre built in 10 days were inaugurated at Milan's Fair, in the town of Rho on Tuesday.

The new hospital is located at Milan's Fair site and will admit its first 12-24 patients on Monday, according to reports citing Lombardy Welfare Councillor Giulio Gallera.

Once fully operational, the hospital will reportedly have 200 intensive care units and 220 anesthesiologists, with about 500 nurses.

Over 1,200 donors contributed to the realisation of the hospital, with a total of 21 million euros (US$23 million) being collected.

Lombardy is the hardest-hit Italian region by COVID-19, with 43,208 cases and 7,199 deaths as of Tuesday evening.

Italy has the world's highest number of deaths due to the outbreak, with 12,428 fatalities, and the second highest number of cases with 105,792 infected, according to the Italian Civil Protection Agency.

Italy: New coronavirus hospital inaugurated at Milan's Fair02:37
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A new coronavirus hospital and intensive care centre built in 10 days were inaugurated at Milan's Fair, in the town of Rho on Tuesday.

The new hospital is located at Milan's Fair site and will admit its first 12-24 patients on Monday, according to reports citing Lombardy Welfare Councillor Giulio Gallera.

Once fully operational, the hospital will reportedly have 200 intensive care units and 220 anesthesiologists, with about 500 nurses.

Over 1,200 donors contributed to the realisation of the hospital, with a total of 21 million euros (US$23 million) being collected.

Lombardy is the hardest-hit Italian region by COVID-19, with 43,208 cases and 7,199 deaths as of Tuesday evening.

Italy has the world's highest number of deaths due to the outbreak, with 12,428 fatalities, and the second highest number of cases with 105,792 infected, according to the Italian Civil Protection Agency.

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