Published On: Wed, Mar 25th, 2020

ExCeL London centre: First glimpse inside emergency Nightingale hospital as NHS braces | UK | News


The worker stated that he had previously not taken the coronavirus outbreak seriously but had changed his mind upon seeing the work the NHS is doing in order to prepare for an influx of patients. The man then urged others to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. 

He said: “I am here at ExCeL in central London making the new makeshift hospital.

“I didn’t take this virus very seriously until I saw this in the morning.

“I came in and this was the size of the hall where it is all going.

“We have got 4,000 beds to go in.

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“Two morgues, this hall is a kilometre long.”

He added: “If you are not taking it seriously like I was not then I think we really need to start.

“Because they are preparing for a high death toll here.”

The centre is being transformed into a hospital to try to handle the huge amount of people expected to be seriously impacted by coronavirus.

The death toll in Britain is currently 433. 

A total of 135 people have recovered from the coronavirus within the United Kingdom.

There have been over 450,000 cases of COVID-19 worldwide. 

The death toll has surpassed 20,000 people.



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