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Voice of America 28 Mar 2020

US National Guard Sets Up Temporary Hospital in Downtown New York


▶️ The New York National Guard, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Javits employees set up a 1,000-bed facility at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in lower Manhattan, as the state of New York tries to contain the rising coronavirus cases. The facility should be fully operational by Monday, according to the governor of New York.(AP)


Military personnel set up a field hospital in a New York City convention center as the coronavirus pandemic continues to stress the city's health care system, Thursday, April 2.
New Yorkers wait in line at a coronavirus testing site in Harlem, New York that opened on Monday as part of an effort by the city to expand testing among minority communities, which have been affected by COVID-19.

U.S. service members set up a mobile hospital in Seattle, as part of an effort to relieve local medical facilities overwhelmed by COVID-19, with the aim to provide treatment to civilians for non-virus related issues, Thursday, April 2.

Soldiers of the 627th Hospital Center and 47th Combat Support Hospital set up an Army mobilized hospital Wednesday at the CenturyLink Event Center in downtown Seattle.

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order last week that is in effect through April 6, and ordered all non-essential businesses to close through at least April 8.

Frontline health care workers have worked tirelessly to save the lives of those infected with COVID-19. CBS News is premiering a special tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT titled, "Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line." It takes a look inside one major New York City hospital during the height of the pandemic. Executive producer Guy Campanile joined CBSN with a preview.

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