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barbijo n95 - Chinese State Construction Engineering said it sent over 100 workers to the site to get started, and officials said they would be using prefabricated structures to create the hospital, cutting the time typically associated with creating new facilities. PERSON-TO-PERSON TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN US, CDC SAYS “What’s different about these structures is that they are primarily designed using structural steel boxes, which allow them to be stacked on top of one another,” Grant Geiger, CEO of EIR Healthcare, told Fox News via email, comparing the structures to a custom-engineered shipping container.
barbijo n95 - Construction workers labor at the site of the Huoshenshan temporary field hospital being built in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, on Jan. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj) Geiger, who is not involved in the Wuhan project but whose company is focused on building smart hospitals in less time and money, also said that a facility being constructed as part of an emergency response does not face the same regulatory tape that a typical new building would. CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL INCREASES, HERE'S LATEST UPDATE ON CASES