New makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients to be constructed at AsiaWorld-Expo Phase 2 site

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2nd August 2020 – (Hong Kong) The third wave of COVID-19 epidemic is serious and Hong Kong’s medical system is under tremendous pressure. The government said that it had written to the central government for assistance. So far, the central government has sent a support team to Hong Kong. In addition to assisting in the conversion of the AsiaWorld-Expo into a community isolation facility, it will also assist in the construction of a temporary makeshift hospital. The government has tentatively selected the second phase of the AsiaWorld-Expo site, next to the first phase of AsiaWorld-Expo with a land area of ​​approximately 53,000 square meters and a buildable floor area of ​​88,000sqm.

As early as when the first phase of AsiaWorld-Expo was built, the site was planned as the second phase of the site. The government even proposed the construction of the second phase of AsiaWorld-Expo in the 2018 policy address, but it has not been promoted so far. The site is currently a truck dispatch area. The government stated that it will start the construction of a temporary hospital as soon as possible to receive COVID-19 patients. As to how many people will be sent to Hong Kong to assist in the construction of the temporary hospital, it is still under evaluation. In the early stage of the outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan, two temporary hospitals were built. Among them, the “Huoshenshan Hospital” covers an area of ​​about 25,000 square meters and has 1,000 beds. It took only 10 days from the design to the completion of the operation. It has been pointed out that the form of the temporary hospital that the government will build with the assistance of the central government is similar to the “Huoshenshan Hospital” in the Mainland. If roughly estimated by the land area, it can provide about 2,000 beds, but it is unknown what kind of patients will be accepted after completion.

According to the government, the temporary hospital was selected for the second phase of Asia Expo, next to the first phase of Asia Expo, at the junction of Hangtiancheng Road and Airshow Road, with a land area of ​​approximately 53,000 square meters and a buildable floor area of ​​8.8. Ten thousand square meters. As early as when the first phase of AsiaWorld-Expo was built, the site was planned as the second phase of the site. The government even proposed the construction of the second phase of AsiaWorld-Expo in the 2018 policy address, but it has not been promoted so far. The site is currently a truck dispatch area. The government stated that it will start the construction of a temporary hospital as soon as possible to receive patients with new coronary pneumonia; as to how many people will be sent to Hong Kong to assist in the construction of the temporary hospital, it is still under evaluation. In the early stage of the outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan, two temporary hospitals were built.

Among them, the Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) Hospitalc overs an area of ​​about 25,000 square meters and has 1,000 beds. It took only 10 days from the design to the completion of the operation. It has been pointed out that the form of the temporary hospital that the government will build with the assistance of the central government is similar to the “Huoshenshan Hospital” in the Mainland. If roughly estimated by the land area, it can provide about 2,000 beds, but it is unknown what kind of patients will be accepted after completion.

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