Dubai builds an isolation facility in less than a week

The emirate is increasing its capacity to treat more COVID-19 patients
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Dubai builds an isolation facility in less than a week

The UAE government and authorities have been taking advanced precautionary measures in preparation for a potential surge in COVID-19 patients. From the speedy construction of the several fever clinics and field hospitals to the drive-through COVID-19 testing centres countrywide, the new isolation and intensive care facility in Rashid Hospital is one of the few additions completed by the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) released a video on social media commending the immediate actions and work of its engineering team who managed to build the entire facility, with multi-beds and all medical supplies installed, in a remarkably short period of time. “Everything was as per the best international standards…Every room was provided with a fresh air circulation mechanism. Additionally filters and air purifiers were fitted for infection control,” stated the DHA.

The persistent coronavirus has now infected 2.4 million people worldwide, of which 7,265 cases have been recorded in the UAE.

Photos: Arseny Togulev for Unsplash and Flickr