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Russia Rushes To Build Hospital For COVID-19 Treatment

A new hospital is being quickly built outside of Moscow to treat COVID-19 patients.

Scores of workers with heavy equipment are working quickly to assemble a prefabricated structure in Babenki, about 50 kilometers southwest of the Russian capital.

City officials have said the 500-bed hospital would be ready in the "near future."

Currently, patients in Moscow suspected of having the novel coronavirus are being sent to an infectious-diseases hospital in Kommunarka.

As of March 17, Russia had confirmed more than 100 cases of COVID-19, with over 50 cases in Moscow and no reported deaths.

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