China builds new coronavirus hospital amid fears of a fresh crisis on the border with Russia

# 18:45
14 April 2020

Workers at a Chinese city bordering Russia have spent six days converting a 13-storey building into a makeshift coronavirus hospital for patients without symptoms as Beijing faces a fresh flare-up in its far-flung north-east, APA reports citing Daily Mail. 

Russia has become China's largest source of imported cases, according to state media. Most of the patients are Chinese citizens doing business in the neighbouring country.

The new field hospital has 580 beds and is situated in Suifenhe, a prefecture-level city that shares a 27-kilometre (16-mile) land border with Russia.